my neck has been cracking and now my neck and shoulder area really hurts

@cher913 (25889)
November 4, 2009 1:04pm CST
could this be a pinched nerve? what should i do? why does my neck crack so much when i move it? i am missing a vertebrae at the top of my neck, should i be worried? (i was born without it). any advice?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Might be best to call your doctor and see what he/she advises. A pinched nerve is terribly painful. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is to see a chiropractor. Do know others really believe in their doctoring but I shy away from a chiropractor and get into physical therapy when I have a problem with my back. Hope you feel better, carolbee
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
5 Nov 09
If it was a pinched nerve you would know. Pinch nerves are very painful and the pain is kind pulsating and kind of shoots through your whole body, they seem to bother your nerves in a very uncomfortable way. But it does sound like something you should probably see the doctor about. Give it a day or so and if you are still in pain call the doctor right away.
@jugsjugs (13044)
5 Nov 09
If i was you i would get it checked by a doctor incase something is getting worse.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
4 Nov 09
I get that because I sit at an ackward angle next to my computer. Put some kind of rub on it, it if doesn't go away in a few days or get worse you can have an Xray or see your doctor but that costs money.