Cracking and Popping

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Hi from Australia. I haven't seen much discussion about the cracking and grinding, pooping..the terrible noise in your head when you try to turn or just stretch. I have this. I have been diagnosed with CS and have MRI copy on phone. It's Multilevel c5 c 6...i think c1 degeneration. So my 2 questions for today are 1. Do you think the cracking and grinding action should go away? could it be another problem un-related? (it drives me nuts, just stretching my head to brush teeth) 2. Rest? or Excersise? the 2 don't really go together but how much of each, at least in the early stages. I feel as though if i rest too much, it may create stiffness and not allow healing. Great Forum, thank for being here everyone. Look forwrad to talking with you. P

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    I had this pretty bad also.  It's all related to the vertibrae and discs, etc. I think.  Definitely a heating pad helped (the electric you plug in work best I found). Mine did go away for the most part but it was definitely months.  

    Pay attention to your sleeping position (back = bad) and consider a reputable chiropractor, they see this stuff all the time whereas doctors seem quite perplexed about these seemingly common conditions.  

    The general rule is to rest as needed but then find a way to exercise (brisk walking) when not to keep the various fluids flowing in the area and stimulate some chemicals in the area that are helpful.  

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      Hi , nice to hear some poisitve stuff, like, the cracking went away for you. that means depending on my prognosis it may be possible too. The sleeping thing is a thing that i have to really get used to, as traditionally i sleep in fetal position, and can't sleep any othe rway....trying. Looking for a swimming pool close by today. Cheers,P

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    Mine is def the same,lots of popping and grinding, etc. sometimes feels like something is tearing. I have multi level also and need fusion surgery but I am trying everything

    Else possible that may help. Just had carpal and cubital surgery to see if maybe that would help my neck problems.

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      Yes I had looked at surgery and my public health system actually expedited my case due to loss of income, but problem is i dont live in my actual country so they wont do it unless I go home for at least 6 months. I work and live overseas. If i had the money might look at it more. P
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