This sounds like something a bit different, mine is definitely related to the neck. In fact I decided to try some lotion I knocked up for sore joints and apply it to where my spine and neck join, and it has worked wonders. I seldom get a click at all now and can walk miles in silence. Great
My click began when I was a child. It was on my right side, above my ear and slightly to the front of my head. I would only hear it during strenuous activity. As a teen it was so bothersome that I gave up exercising altogether for awhile. I'm now in my 40s and recently began to exercise on a daily basis. I was pleased at first that I did not hear a click, however that changed within a few days. There are some differences, though. Now I hear a slightly muffled click and it is located just to the right in the back of my head. I can also feel a sensation this time surrounding the click. It occurs when my heart rate is up there but most annoying when my heart rate is beginning to decrease. This seems to be because the greater my motion (running) the less obvious it is to me and then when I slow down to walking it becomes more noticeable. It is definitely a distraction to my exercising. I had never met anyone else who had this type of phenomenon going on. I'm pleased I'm not the only one My husband is urging me to see a dr so I hope to have some insight soon.
It's a most strange sensation and it only staarted with me in my late 60's and suddenly during one of my regular walks. I also do some fairly physical work and I never hear it. Do you ever use an exercise bike, on this you could exercise hard without using too much upper body movement but still speed up and slow the heart rate? If my theory that it is related to the spine is correct then you should hear nothing.
That would be interesting.
I'm 15 and I have this sound in the back of my head right where my head and neck meet. It only happens when I move my neck up and down, but it is so loud I can hear it when my music is BLASTING! I don't know if I should be really worried or if it is just a minor thing. I have not told my parents but it think it might relate to my cheer leading and when I'm in my stunts I get thrown in the air and sometimes I'm not caught the right way or when I'm dropped. So maybe that is what is wrong. If you have an answer please write me.
I am soooo happy to read these responses! I had no idea what would come up in a google search when I typed in "clicking in my head when I run" but I found this forum and I'm put to ease for the first time in months. I have never told anyone about this clicking. I honestly thought I was dying or something serious was happening. When I run I have the clicking described above on the right side above my ear and a bit back. It clicks with every step. It is very very irritating. I don't know what to do or who to tell but I do feel better after reading this posting.
I have a a loud knocking noise in my head but it only comes at night, i get it most nights, it freaked me out at first but now i'm really fed up i'm loosing sleep and most of the time really scared to sleep because it's so loud, like a buckle of a belt going round and round in a washing machine, i have been to the doc who can't under stand and prescribed me ear tablets, these didn't work. all i want is a good night sleep.. boo hoo
happy to see I'm not alone. I can't localise where in my head this clicking comes from. It happens only when I'm walking, but not very often. It's been happening on and off for about a month now, but apart from that it hasn't happened since I was a teenager. Used to bother me for years - then I actually only felt it as I was riding my horse.
I have this clicking noise its so annoying. I had an MRI
and nothing. I have had this after a fall to my head.
I have had it for 2 months. My Uncle is a Nerologist and says its a sign of Arthitis. I think Doctors dont even no what it is. I just hope we dont have to live with it forever. We need to be thankful we dont have severe pain.
ITs just clickkkkingggg anoyyingggg!!!!!!
I have something similar, but it is a clacking noise in my head. It happens whenever I move my head and there is some dizziness associated with the movement. Sometimes it feels like it is connected to blinking my eyes. At first I thought I had Vertigo and my doctor started treatment. In the past when I experienced this, the Vertigo medication worked. However, this time the meds are not working and the symptoms are getting worse, more clacking and more dizziness. I also have had 2 surgeries on my cervical spine. One was an anterior cervical fusion of c5-6 and c6-7 and the other was a laminectomy of c4-5, c3-4, c2-3 with a rod running the whole fused area. I am anxious to learn if there is anyone out there that may be experiencing these symptoms and also it would be nice if a medical professional practicing in this area could take a minute to address some of these issues.
I have just developed a faint click in my upper neck where it joins my skull. Its not like the ordinary click you get from the facet joints in your spine which tends to be much louder. Also after 1 click/ crack you can't recrack for a period of time. It is most noticeable when walking down stairs or on hard surfaces and when there is less background noise. There is no associated pain but it is a little annoying. Sounds most like EVENSTEVEN in post on MAerch 19 2009.
OMG ME TO!!!! I Get major Migraines. I get them frequenty. i heard the sound right above my right temple. only happened when i walked up and down. my mom was nervous when i told her. Then we had a docters appointment. the doc told me that the clicking noice causes my migraines. The found a tumor on the left side of my head. its weird, you know how they say your right side of you brain controls you left side of the body and the left side of the brain causes the right side of the body? well the found the tumor on the left side of my brain and the noise and migraines and stuff was happening on the right side of my head. . . . i thankfully lived. I don't know if it was just a coincidence or what that all of you have the same thing i do. but be safe and see your family doc!
Clicking in my head when I walk downstairs...fluid in cranium?
I have had this clicking noise in my head for years! I am 19 now, and I remember telling my dad many times after coming down the stairs from my room and jumping in place that the top of my head was clicking. It does sound like clicking two fingernails past each other, almost like a suction, like if you touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth repeatedly?
My dad told me when I was younger that the amount of fluid in my cranium changes very slightly, depending on hydration, etc. I imagine my brain being just a little too small for the area in my skull and that is the sound of my brain hitting the top of my head when I walk down the stairs. My brother was born missing a portion of his brain and didn't find out until he was over 20. I worry that I have the same problem! The explanation of the small flap where your skull formed as an infant seems likely to me. I do not hear the clicking in my neck or side of my head/ears. It seems to be coming from the tippity top of my head!
i am only 14 years old and have recently developed tyhe clicked too! it's really anoying it sometimes happens when i run or walk or jump. If i put my hand on the left where it it it stops ! what is it? It kind of worries me?
heyah i have heard a strange clicking in my head for about 2 years i get very bad pains in my head and having trouble sleeping and always exhausted i recently went to the doctor and they dont know whats wrong .. can anyone help?
My similar experience has more of a rapid "bang bang" or "knock knock" or "click Click" with a slight hollow sound, as if the sound comes from a large empty warehouse. Sometimes I wonder if i heard it and then am convinced that i did. It comes from the back right of my head near my ear. Any similar sounds from others?
i have a clicking in my head and my doctor has put me on anti psychotics. when im absolutly possitive its there its not my imagination at all and when i move it it makes a crunching sound also when its really quiet i can hear it popping. oh i forgot to mention mine started after i took an overdose of benzo diazipinens. and it drives me mad iv had it for over a year now and its located in the middle of my head its a crunching clicking popping noise and sensation i wonder if anyone can help me.
I have the clicking when I'm walking on the left side of my head, also I have a back pain and my neck hurts right underneath my skull, when it gets worse the side towards the top of my head feels kinda numb and tingly or sth.. I think there might be some slipped disc thingy, haven't checked it. When I move my neck it also grinds and makes weird sandy noises. like when you have sand in your teeth kinda thing.. Also my left eye feels like I got pressure on it..
I also have this clicking noise! and like brookiecookie87 said it sounds like a spray can when you shake it. I have had it for a while!! I can't even remember the first time I heard it! Must of been in my early teens (now 20)
I didn't really think anything of it and thought it was normal until I said to my mum and dad do you ever get a clicking noise in your head and they looked at me strange and said no!
I also get it on the left side temple - nothing to do with my neck or ears don't think.
And Its when I walk - constant clicking with each stride. But then I can go without it for few weeks/months so its not a regular thing! It seems to be when doing physical exercise though.
I too have had similar symptoms, with clicking on the top of my scull, every now and again I'll be walking along and "click, click, click" on the crown of my head. The only thing I've worked out is if I'm wearing flat ballet pump type shoes with little support it's worse. It also happened a lot more when I was younger (from 18-320, I don't get it as much now, but I do still feel a real tenderness of the scalp. It's a strange feeling, like something's grating and causing the clicking. I still don't know why, but if it is shoes, then the impact through the feet to the spine might explain it... That's a very non scientific reason though!