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November 26th, 2011
Fast clicking in brain
I have the clicking, fast (kind of like 16th notes in C time) and very clear. In fact I just had a few clicks right now. It can happen anytime whether walking or sitting, etc., It's More of a higher pitch click...looks like it's a common thing, glad for that!
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replied December 8th, 2011
clicking in the head
People i have been experiencing this ever since i started to practice spirituality,some of us can practice spirituality without knowing that we are so check out( spiritual awakening symptoms)
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replied December 9th, 2011
It started happening to me after my AVM surgery. I think it's simply a vertebrae that clicks.. in the range 1, 2 or 3... In fact, from what I understand, our spine starts in the head so that could explain why. Just like when we crack our fingers... Food for thought.
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replied December 14th, 2011
clicking sound in head
Mine is not so much a click as it is a tchs sound if that makes since. Some times it is two or three times in succession and other times when I jus move my head a bit. It doesn't hurt just anoying. I have been to a neurologist and he was not help. I do suffer from migrains. The doc put his stethiscope up to my head and said he heard nothing. What a quack.
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replied January 14th, 2012
Clicking sounds in my head
I have been getting the same clicking sound for about a week now. It happens mostly when I am walking. Also, if I rock my head from side to side I will hear it. Was thinking of going to the doctor,but was afraid she would find my symptoms weird. Now that I am reading this forum I feel better knowing that I am not crazy, and that I am not alone. Thanks guys.
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replied January 15th, 2012
clickin in left side of head ocasionly.
i recently have herd cicking in my head while i was walking at top left side of my head lasted for about 2-3 minutes. ive had it once a month for few mins for past 3 months kinder woried about myself and the rest of you. i tend not to go to the doctors as majority of the time they get things rong in my experiences and people i know(not this clicking). is anybody an expert or know an expet on this cicking? i have clean ears. i do have a lump ontop of my head from where it hadent closed properly as a child, i seen sum1 say it could be to do with that, coud this be dangerous?
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replied January 21st, 2012
Got the clicking that when I pull one side of my head leaves a horrendous click that sends a shock wave down my spine and arm into my hand. I put it down to the sternocleidomastoid muscles that attach. Had some stress and now it seems they are taught all the time on one side.
Seen as I ain't gonna get any proper answers, I have learnt to live with the clicking and dis comfort in jaw on one side and do as much exercise as possible that affect the mechanisms of the head, shoulders and jaw.
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replied January 23rd, 2012
Im 16 and really worried i have a really horrible click thing that happens in my head it doesn't happen on its own sort of like clicking your knuckles but it's awful. I get it in the back of my head sometimes above my temples it even feels like it above my teeth sometimes. other people hear it so im not mental...Thanks
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replied January 23rd, 2012
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Hi,

I have two cases of clicking. The one, is from my neck joint's (Like clicking your fingers) and is due to the fact that my joints are lax/hypermobile.

The other is from a Heart-Murmer. What happens is that my heart valve does not close properly and flops back open, allowing the blood to push in the wrong direction.

The noise that I hear is from the heart valve popping open (Called "prolapse") and the blood hissing past it in the wrong direction (called "regurgetation").

Heart-murmers are very common and for the most part benign. The only point that I know of when it is life threatening is with a condition I have, called Marfan's Syndrome (also responsible for my lax joints), where the "back pressure" from the faulty valve can cause the aorta to balloon and rupture.

Marfan's, however, is a very rare condition and joint clicking is also usually not anything to be concerned about.

With your fingers, specifically, it is the lubricating fluid between your finger joints. Little air bubbles forms between them and the clicking sound occurs when the bubbles gets released.

As for other joints, it would be interesting to hear wether it is a similar cause or wether there is some other mechanics at work...

Anyone with knowledge on the subject?
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replied January 29th, 2012
My ten pennies worth

NB. I AM NOT AN EXPERT.

Possible explanations:

Tendon holding muscle to bone in skull slipping in and out of position.... what do you think?

I think the tendon is attached and usually has a little notch it sits in.
It mat be slipping in and out of that notch making a clicking sound each time,.......................
eg like a tight stiff rubber band !**@! over a bump

I don't think this is serious
(ie 99% probability = NOT tumour, broken bones etc etc.... but obviously still check with your Doctor to make sure!).

I DO think it is bloody annoying! in my case it is on the left of my skull above my ear; it does give a bit of pain and restricts my neck movement (eg when driving)

HELP?: These are from research I have done:
1. keep your neck moving (see a book called `treat your own neck` by Robin McKenzie).
2. Do exercises to strengthen/loosen the neck muscles ... this will help support your skull. (eg rotations?)
3. Paracetamol Ibuprofen anti inflammatory if needed.
4. Posture Posture posture!
5. No prolonged stooping when reading or at computer
6. lumbar roll when sitting.
7. A good pillow at night

8. A dose of acceptance!

I don't think it is usually that serious although it can really inhibit movement
This often occurs over 50 years (me) although I have fallen on my head a few times too! (cycle crashes)

I AM NOT AN EXPERT.
good luck
Paul.

p.s. I also get Cervical Spondylosis which is also the very common `rice crispy` crackling & crunching where your upper neck discs join the skull.
I think this is again common but a different problem..
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replied February 23rd, 2012
Do you think this could be related to diet? Because I have just turned vegan and this clicking has started happening to me!! Perhaps it is lack of oil in the diet, or lack of protein? Could anybody else verify this? Thanks, good to know i'm not alone!!
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replied February 23rd, 2012
Hi,

in reply to the post above by Seraph about the lubricating fluid between joints and the bubbles - i think this is the most plausible explanation i've heard. This is probably related to diet - as my diet change recently was in exact timing with my clicking sound coming on in my head - front of skull. so i think it must be due to lack of certain kind of oil, because i went from eating alot of butter to eating none at all within a few days. What could i replace the butter with? Any ideas? Also could be due to a lack of liquid, or dehydration? Could this be possible??? If these ideas are true then it is nothing serious but perhaps a simple change in diet could suffice to heal the problem!! Thanks for all your helpful posts
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replied February 23rd, 2012
Ps. if the 'tendon holding muscle to bone in skull' theory is correct (posted by peejaydj above) then perhaps it is lack of protein in diet?? I recommend experimenting with adding things to diet. Not dangerous things though - simple things like oils/butter, protein, or more water/fluids??? I would appreciate some replies to this idea. Thanks.
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replied February 28th, 2012
i have a clicking noise also it came from when i fell on my head a couple of weeks ago and stupidly refused to go to hospital..now i feel a strong pressure on my head especially when i'm lying down and when i move my head a certain way there is a very loud clicking noise..obviously its very annoying and worrying..i've also developed a ringing in my ear which doesn't help the matter
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replied March 13th, 2012
The skull has many separate bones. The clicking noise I get is along one of the connecting points or sutures of two bones in my skull near my temple above my ear. I don't know too much about it, but osteopaths sometimes make adjustments in the bones of the skull. And cranial sacral therapists also do some kind of adjustment supposedly of the membranes around the bones in your skull.
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replied April 9th, 2012
TALK TO DOCTOR
Okay, listen.
Do not leave this unchecked. While there is a huge possibility of this being nothing, I had mine checked out and got an MRI and they found a cyst in my brain. I'm 16. Please talk to your doctor.
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replied April 10th, 2012
clicking in head
I have this too. A clicking noise slightly above and posterior to my right ear. It sounds like clicking two fingernails past one another. I noticed it when I go jogging. Also happens when I run in place or bob my head. I think possible cause could be sinus fluids, a bubble in some fluid possibly caused by a change in medication, or small chance of ear bones clicking. I hope it's nothing more serious related to brain tumor or stroke.
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replied April 26th, 2012
I was a rower and fell out of the boat and hit my head on the side. The area at the bottom back of my head clicks when i turn it side to side. It's been about 4 years since that happened It's never caused me any pain or problems though. I'm thinking I will go see a spinal doctor/neurosurgeon about it sometime soon. It's one of those things that I always thought would go away but I realize i've been saying "it'll go away" for 4 years now. Everyone thinks i'm crazy when i tell them about it though. Anyone have a similar experience?
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replied April 26th, 2012
I was a rower and fell out of the boat and hit my head on the side. The area at the bottom back of my head clicks when i turn it side to side. It's been about 4 years since that happened It's never caused me any pain or problems though. I'm thinking I will go see a spinal doctor/neurosurgeon about it sometime soon. It's one of those things that I always thought would go away but I realize i've been saying "it'll go away" for 4 years now. Everyone thinks i'm crazy when i tell them about it though. Anyone have a similar experience?
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replied April 29th, 2012
re: clickin sound in my head
I experience my clicking for 7 years now.... I believe the bones, nerves, & tendons are misaligned in the back of the neck where the nerves are connected to the jaw
I have been too , Neurologist, Oral surgeon, & every other doctor I could ask what it could be. The Neurologist told me I was brining?
That's all... And just told me to stop the clicking, I explained it's involuntary but still no one has an answer...
I have treated it with, several chiropractors, accupuncture, massage, MRI (some neck damage no herniated disks) CT Scans, etc. It came after being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, I guess stress? Chemo?

So, on my own research I have been doing Gyronomic exercise & botox. I have had much relief but still have the occasional click, especially when I have pain in my body. ?????? I believe it's all my past neck injuries & now arthritis has kicked in.
I would recommend stretching, changing your shoes everyday, changing your stance, brushing your teeth with the other hand, & trying to work the opposite muscles... I know this sounds super weird but I refuse to have more surgery that will just create other problems in the future... It has been a very costly wellness, but I am finally starting to feel close to normal again..... Good luck.... Hope this helps...
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replied May 18th, 2012
Click on the left
I too get clicking in my head. It started just recently. It is on my left side not my right but it is above my temple about an inch. It happens when I walk and I can sometimes duplicate the "click" sound/feeling when I turn my head to the right. I hope one of us can figure out what is going on. It's very annoying and scary.
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