Hi. I'm looking for somebody with some expert, professional knowledge about symtoms affecting the head. The past day or two I have noticed a strange sensation in my head. It is a light clicking that I can hear internally and feel, located slightly to the right of the center of the top of my head. The only time I really notice it is when i'm walking; it clicks with each upward motion in my gait. I can also feel it if I just bob my head up and down. The click doesn't hurt, but it is annoying and has me slightly worried. I had a headache in the same spot a few days ago, but i'm pretty sure it was just from a hangover. But still, it could be connected and the thought of a stroke or blood clot or tumor scares me so much. If anybody has any information as to what this strange click might be, please reply! Please!
Possible causes of clicking sound in head ...
Are they accompanied by headaches (sharp or dull ones)? You need to look into Temporomandibular Joint Headaches. TMJ is really a muscle-contraction type of pain, sometimes accompanied by a "clicking" sound in the head, it's caused by mal aligned teeth. You need to mention these symptoms to your dentist/orthodontist.
Typical treatment includes: relax of muscle area being affected, training in biofeedback, using a bite plate and in severe cases sometimes surgical correction of malocclusion.
Also, remember that bone carries sound. If you're walking when you are having this problem, you might seek some kind of orthopedic consultation for your neck or back, especially if you have had any kind of trama or injury in the past.
If the clicking seems unrealted to a headache or movement, ask your doctor about tinnitus.
If the clicking sound comes with blinking, you should see your optometrist. Air can become trapped between the eye itself and the upper or lower lids, so when you move the eyelid you force the trapped air pocket out and you can hear a sound. If you notice this after having a blow to the eye area, it can indicate an orbital fracture which can be serious. Air from your sinuses can infiltrate into the tissues around the eye and lead to infection.
Always see your doctor when you have concerns, but remember some doctors don't understand your symptoms. You may see an general practicioner when you need to be at the Dentist, Optometrist or ONT. I know that's not much help but it's true. There are too many specifics and specialists exist for a reason.
No matter what, make your chances of accurate diagnosis better by being clear and concise with your MD. Be careful to describe symptoms fully, and don't forget to note any trauma or illness that you may have suffered preceding the development of the symptom - like a blow or infection.
I been getting a similiar sort of thing, I often feel the need to wiggle my ears or eyebrows to get at a near enough constant discomfort in the head, and often get a snapping or clicking sensation at the back of head sometimes loud and always at the left side, i've also had some eyelid twitching in the left eye which I have no idea whether it's related or not and a weird cold feeling on side of face *rare* and a few other issues, i've had this for months and months now, had my eyes checked, gone to the doctor numerous times had blood tests which all checked out fine, but often been spoken to like I am a mad person imagining things and possibly suffering anxiety, which i'm not..
I'm having the same problem, but instead of to the right, just to the left of the center of the top of my skull, but always when walking and with a slight jarring pain. It amazes me that nobody can help, even after this topic has been viewed over 300 times! It would be helpful if anyone, anyone with knowledge about this would help, please!
Hey. I have a similar issue. I get the same clicking sensation on an upward movement in gait or on jumping, like a clicking in the centre of the back of my head, and I remember having it as far back as the age of 12. However over the past few days it appears to have also started happening after mild exertion, when my blood pressure is a bit raised, the clicking starts again but in time with my heart beat. This is in addition to itr occuring on walking and jogging etc. When ive mentioned it (without the new develpoments) to my drs in the past they have all said well if you have had for that long then its probably nothing to worry about. They expect me to be happy with that response and do not offfer any further advice or tests even though they admit they have no idea what it is. Might go back to a different dr and get another opinion.
You have no idea how surprised and happy I was to find this board. Like 2 weeks ago I noticed this clicking noise in the back of my head; at first I thought it might be like tonsils clicking or somthing like that but I really doubt it. This sounds ridiculous, but it's like theres something loose in my skull. I'm only 16 and i'v had no medical problems and i'm perfectly healthy as far as I know. It's only when im walking outside by myself or with 1 friend that I notice it but around the house I don't hear it. I'm afraid to tell my dad because he'll think im insane. If any one knows of a website or artical (written by a profesional) about this, can you please send it to me so I can show my dad. And any advice would help too because it's really scary.
I also have had this clicking near the top of my skull, and like others it's noticed most when walking, each stride there's a click. I am convinced it's due to sinus congestion/pressure, as I've had this about a dozen times in my life, each time lasts a few days or a week, and most of these times it's been related to having a cold or sinus congestion just prior. This is different than other sinus clicking, that I understand is sinus cavity that is depressurizing, whereby after blowing my nose when I have a cold, sometimes I'll hear a bunch of clicks really fast just after blowing, and it makes sense and feels as though it's all pressure based. The top of skull clicking is sort of the same clicking sound, and I personally related it to end end of a nasty sinus congestion of a cold like right now where I've had sinus congestion for going on 4 weeks and I can't shake it. I am pleased to hear I am not the only one with these symptoms! I feel it is not serious at all, just annoying! To the point where I've even tried to walk "smoother" to prevent it!
Hey rebecca123. I have got a identical problem, and am 16 too!!! Im going to go to the doctors soon, but I was just wondering you dont happen to suffer from any type of sinus condition! Coz I do, and was wondering if that had n e sort of effect???
After reading your message especially clicking sensation on the back of neck. You mean just feeling clicking without sound? I had that clicking on and off last two years after felt into short slight illness with painful neck plus many different odd symtoms which was terrible (repetitive strain injury after welding for many years..Maybe bone degeneration) I am better now but still have clicking sensation. I told dr about this problem but still did not get any answer. I felt dr plus search in internet did not provide me any answer at all for the last 2 years.
Will be interest about your problem only on clicking sensation without sound because I am profoundly deaf man.
Regards k. Scott.
Wow, i'm pretty glad I found this to learn something isnt terribly wrong. I just noticed a clicking in my head about a half hour ago when I was on a walk. It would only happen when my body would jolt in an upward motion as I was walking. I see theres other people with this problem as well, but does anyone know what its caused by or how it can be fixed?
I'm getting the same, i used to have it years ago for a few months, it eventually went. now its back. im currently under the most extreme stress and depression i have ever experienced. so that is almost certainly playing a part
if it makes you guys feel better, ive had an MRI done (because of other health problems) and nothing showed up.
try biting your jaw tight when you walk. when i do this the clicking stopped. which stopped me from worrying about it as if i can just tighten a couple of muscles and it stops it obviously isnt something wrong with the brain
I have subconciously noticed this clicking in my head for years but today is the first time I really stopped to think about it. it's crazy to see all these other people with the same clicking but no answers. tightening the jaw does stop it but I would still like to know what it is? anyone have any clue?
hey am amazed that so many people have experienced this problem! I started noticing about 3 weeks ago that when I walk fast or carry heavy bags I get this clicking, snapping sound in my right hand side of my forehead. Then for about 20 minutes I get a dull ache where the clicking has occured. When I press on the spot it stops. Also been having dull sensation in front of my head when getting up after being sat down for a while. Wondered if anyone else has had this and if they are connected. Like many others I do not notice it happening in th e house only when outside.Its weird! Wish someone could explain it. Was even begining to think maybe there something wrong with my brain! Im sure theres not though
Hi everyone, you`re problem is Myoclonus, in your cases probably Palatal Myoclonus. Look it up on Wikipedia - there is a good article about it. I suffer from it too.. the head clicking and all. I suggest going to the doctor and if nothing shows up, then it shouldn`t be serious, just annoying. To diminish the risk of it becoming serious in the future, I suggest cutting caffeine out of your diet completely, taking vitamin B regularily, and try some natural relaxation techiques - yoga, homeopathy. Also, don`t undertake strenuous physical exercise like running.. go for swimming or gentle cycling instead! Hope this helps!!
OhMyGosh, so I'm not crazy? Lol. I have been having these weird symptoms since I was 12. I get a lot of weird pains in the head. Sometimes it feels like cool water is on my head. The pains always seem to occur in the same spots, like by my temples, in the top of my head, or in the back of my head. The cool sensation is usally on the top of my head. I also get the clicking sound, it usually seems to be in the back of my head. These sensations have come and gone throughout the last 11 years. About a year ago, I started twitching alot. Most of the time it was my left eye that would twitch. Other times it could be anything twitching, from my face all the way down to my legs. The twitching went away for a while, but it just recently started back up, as did the pains and the clicking.
Hello, I am only 13! And I have this clicking right to the left of the back of my head, I have a feeling that this is something to do with listening to my iPod too high or something, it could be something to do with the way I sleep or something, I'm really unsure, this is the fourth week of me having it now and it's starting to really annoty me, any advice?
Also, I think stress is related seeing as I am 13 and own a website which I am currently developing and I think I'm rushing myself and concentrating too hard.
On nice days I like to walk to work rather than drive, I have noticed the same feeling in my head mostly when my body moves upward when I'm walking. The click in my head is more to the center right in the middle of my head. I have been worried for a while now and I hope someone can figure this out.
Well, I am going the doctors after new year about it, it isn't very irritating now, and it moves strangely enough...
But, when I'm in my house, I seem to notice it more than usual.
Also, I just got someone to do a job for my website, they don't seem to be online much and have got me to think that they've blocked me, it was CRUCIAL part, which is sort of getting me stressed as I cannot complete my website without it.
I also don't notice it when at school with my friends.
I think the answer to this is stress, as every time I get stress, it happens.
Seeing as different bodies do different things whilst becoming stressed, I don't know if it's the case. Oh well, as long as I get it sorted...
ive noticed this for the past few years as well but it only occurs when i have layed down for the night and im trying to fall asleep... i will notice the clicking in the back of my head... ive never noticed it outside walking or doing any phsical activities... it has never caused any pain but it is noticable and kind of odd...