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Muscle pull in neck. Painful crunching sounds. History of acquired tortacoulis. Suggestion?

it feels like pulled a mussel in my neck , on the left side. and when i stretch my neck (left and right) my neck makes a high pitched kind of crunching sound, almost like a cricket... I ve had acquired tortacoulis In the past. I know its usually a baby thing, but the last time i had it I was 17 and now im 21. Can you help. It hurts a lot
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

It's not uncommon in young people like yourself to have these neck pains. These seems to be posture related. Though self limiting, it need not be underestimated.

All you need to do is correct your posture habits, like appropriate neck position while working on computer, avoiding pillow while sleeping, or while making sudden movements. I assure you this discomfort will go away unless you do something to aggravate it in your routine. You can gradually start neck isometric exercises, which you can learn from a physiotherapist near you.

You may benefit from hot fomentation and frequent stretch breaks at work.

If it still fails to subside have it examined and investigated by your Orthopaedician soon.
Answered: Sat, 17 Aug 2013
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