NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Monday, June 26, 2017
I went to a chiropractor for mid-back pain. She adjusted my neck and now it has this terrible grinding, crackling noise everytime I turn my head. I`m afraid to get another adjustment, but would this help the noise? It has been like this for two months. Would a DO be a better choice. I just don`t know what to do. Thank you
Crepitus without pain is not a usually an indication of a problem, however it can be present with early arthritis or scar tissue. A DO would be a good choice to help you identify the problem and then pursue a treatment.
Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University