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Strange "swollen" feeling in the side of my neck

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  • Posted By: fabric
  • June 23, 2008
  • 01:05 PM

Basically I can crack my neck, but this "swollen" thing in the side of my neck is very annoying. It doesn't feel swollen, but that is the only way I can describe it.

Has anyone had anything similar and can tell me a better way to describe it and what it is?

Thanks in advance.

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  • If its like a bulge its probaly a goiter
    pullinve 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • is it soft or hard ?does you neck feel tense/tight/stiff or painful
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • its usually quite stiff and tense yeah. interestingly though if i "control" it, i can move my neck that way much further than i can the other way (which doesn't have a lump in). but yeah i think its quite a hard lump. thanks for the responses, any more ideas?
    fabric 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • id go to your doctors if it is really bothering you. it could be a muscle i hurt my neck and shoulder years ago and i get hard lumps in both that can be painful but can also be really uncomfortable its just muscles that have tensed right up causing like a knot (not a medical term just what i call it). It could be a little more serious injury to the neck like disc problems but those usually cause severe pain. either way if it is bothering you you should see your doctor
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • oh forgot to mention what generally stops a person from moving their neck properly is pain or discomfort. With my neck despite the fact that my injury is predominetly to the right of my spine i have more pain on the left when i have an examination its called reffered pain i also get reffered pain in both my shoulders and upper back when my neck is playing up and even weirder i dont have to have any pain or discomfort in my neck to get the reffered pain elsewhere. Bodies are wierd
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the reply. Are there any good foods which can help joints get better?
    fabric 5 Replies Flag this Response
  • iv had this crazy feeling in the side of my neck for just over a year and a half sometimes feels worse than other times. docters giving me the run around. cervical lymph node on left side was thought to be the problem and i had an operation on it to remove it. they didnt remove it all, in fact i think it grew back bigger. holding my hand up to left side of my neck and applying pressure on it helps a little but seeing as the feelings ALWAYS there i kinda look stupid with my arm there all the time. dont think its anxiety seeing as im probably the happiest and relaxed ive ever been in my life apart from the whole neck thing. 18 yrs old. Lately have increased discomfort as to why im wrting here and it seems like its spread up to the bottom of my ear lobe around under jawline and down to my supraclavicular node. around where my supraclavicular node is it feels like its putting pressure on my bloodflow when i do exercise. weird almost itching feeling started midwayish in ear canal. its really hard to cope with and my attention span is affected because of it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2010
    • 09:55 PM
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