Post surgery Clicking and cracking in neck

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I am 5 months post op. I sometimes hear clicking, and sometimes crunching or cracking sounds in my neck throughout the day. Also, If I tilt my head to left and extend it a bit I can get my neck to crack like a knuckle. It doesn’t hurt, but I never had these things happen before surgery...so any of u notice the same things with your neck?

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    YES YES YES. my surgeon said it was fine. however I am thinking it causes more headaches the more I crack it throughout the day. I still am not convinced its 'safe' lol. I do massage 2-3 times a month to help it out. 

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    Hey there!

    My neck does that all the time. It's quite worrisome. I haven't been decompressed. How are you beside that? 

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      In some ways better in some ways the same....I’m 5 months post op, so maybe I’ll get better with time.

      My jaws still clicks or pops and and feels kind of throbbing, gets worse the more I talk. I may have a tmj issue, but I sought tmj treatment for 3 years and that hasn’t gotten better. My neck still is sore and tight and varies in the severity from time to time. I take Tylenol extra strength to help, it sometimes helps but sometimes it doesn’t seem to help. Towards the end of my work day I’m fatigued, my head and neck are still achy, and my facial muscles are tight and achy....however, I do believe I am better off than before...I would advocate for surgery because at least there is hope in improving 

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