Neck Cracking and Grinding: What Does It Mean?

By: Dr. Albert M. Scales, DC, Dec 05, 2018
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Lakeshore Chiropractor Group, St. Catharine's, ON, Back Pain

what is the noise and should I be concerned?

Most people at some point have heard cracking or grinding noises in their neck upon movement. These sounds, also called crepitus, are usually painless and typically do not represent anything serious.

However, if the neck cracking noise is accompanied by pain, swelling, or some other concerning symptoms, then it may represent a problem that should be checked by a qualified chiropractor.

Crepitus, sometimes called crepitation or cavitation, refers to any type of noise or sensation such as a cracking, popping, snapping, or grinding sound that is heard during neck movement.

For example, feeling a cracking sensation in the neck when turning the head to back up the car. If you are unsure or you are in pain, feel free to give us a call to check it out.

Dr. Albert Scales has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 35 years. Dr. Scales has successfully helped hundreds of auto accident sufferers return to a pain free and active lifestyle.

He has been an independent insurance assessor for over 25 years and has seen many types of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.  He is registered with FSCO and is licensed to treat your injuries and bill your insurance provider directly allowing you to avoid the hassles of paperwork.

Our staff and professionals at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group do not take your pain and injuries lightly. We utilize the latest advances in natural pain relief and attempt to help you restore your health, mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.

Visit our website at: http://www.lakeshorechiropractic.ca

Or Call us at: 905-935-3355