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You're asking about so called articular release. It is considered a normal condition. From "Joint cracking and popping: understanding noises that accompany articular release." (2002): The sound, or the noise, is what people notice in articular release; the subjective relief it provides is secondary. (...) The sound generated by joint manipulation ...


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Under no circumstances should you ever allow chiropractic manipulation of the neck unless you're interested causing a stroke or paralysis. There is an artery that exits between two cervical vertebrae. If it gets pinched off, it can cause a full-blown stroke, and over-manipulation can actually break the neck.


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The atlas can be felt. It's the first protuberance you feel at the top of the spine. The axis is the second one. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486993/


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The most common technical term would probably be "spinal manipulation" in general, and "manipulation of the cervical spine" / "cervical spinal manipulation" to denote the treatment of the neck portion of the spine specifically. "Cavitation" is the term for the sound that can be produced during the quick separation of ...


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No, there is no infection "found or originating primarily or solely in the nape". Any skin infection (eg. Staphyloccus, Streptococcus) can affect the nape of the neck. Hope this helps.


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Yes, many physicians will be very prone to use X-ray or MRI to diagnose one-sided shoulder pain in an otherwise healthy person, but not necessary as the first thing. There is a variety of physical examination tests, like Spurling's test, other "provocation tests," tests to evaluate the strength of the individual muscles, the range of motion (ROM) in the ...


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To get a proper diagnosis and see if you really suffer from chronic hiccups, you have to see a doctor. Chronic hiccups can be a symptom of another disorder, so sometimes treatment is based on treating the underlying condition. There are also medicines that can ease very severe cases of chronic hiccups, but they are not the sort of medication you should be ...


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Its called Articular release! Articular release is a physiologic event that may or may not be audible. It is seen in patients with healthy joints as well as those with somatic dysfunction. After an articular release, there is a difference in joint spacing-with the release increasing the distance between articular surfaces. Not all noise that emanates from a ...


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