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Popping sound from the head with headache. Is it something serious?

A couple of months ago I heard a loud popping in the right side of my head followed by a bad headache. I haven t gone to see a doctor about it. Since then the area it popped in has a dull pain type sensation and I get headaches in that area. Also, for as long as I can remember I have had a crackling type noise at the base of my skull where the spinal cord connects.
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms do not suggest any serious neurological or brain-related illness.

For symptom relief, you may take analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets.

If your headaches continue to persist, then, you may undergo a CT scan of the brain to exclude any internal problem.

The sound at the junction of head with neck is also normal.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Mon, 18 Nov 2013
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