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sizzling sound at the back of neck?
I have been hearing a sizzling sound at the back of my neck for a while now. When it comes on it lasts for about 5 seconds at a time. I sounds much like tiny bubbles bursting. Has anyone any idea what this is?
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When I have  a lot of stress, the shoulder muscles and up my spine to my neck tighten unbelievably. I cannot turn my neck for days. There is a hot burning sensation as if a nerve is being pinched.

Is there a med out there that will relax this condition yet allow me to be sharp at work?
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Hi....many that describe this sound or sensation have found it to be CSF flowing .......u may have a restriction and can hear it when it starts to move.

Do u have ne other symptoms other than the sound??

Use the search MedHelp and inset fizzing sound in neck....this way u can read other threads on this topic.

Good luck and do post an update.

"selma"
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thanks so much! i looked up other threads i cant believe there were so many people experiencing the same thing.
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Perhaps you should post in a new thread so that you can get more people to answer your question. Just look up top and you will see """post a question "", cut and paste your question there. I don't know anything about anxiety related shoulder and neck pain but i do wish you the best.

Love and blessings
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It's crystallization of lactic acid. In other words it's acid buildup in our muscles. Aka - Crystals In Your Muscles

When a muscle gets tight and stays tight, the muscle becomes dense or thick. This increased denseness does not let the blood flow in and flow out as much as when the muscle is relaxed. This means that the muscle doesn’t get its waste products flushed out as well when the muscle is tight compared to when the muscle is relaxed.

Lactic acid is the major waste product of muscles. With the increased density of the muscle and the blood flow going out being slowed down, this allows the lactic acid to accumulate in the muscle. The longer the muscle has been tight, the more lactic acid that accumulates in the muscle. No amount of drinking liquids can flush out the majority of this trapped/accumulated lactic acid caused by muscles staying tight 24/7. Of course drinking liquids can help some, but it will not get rid of this type of lactic acid accumulation.

When lactic accumulates in the muscle, it forms into crystal shapes. Crystals have sharp edges. The longer the muscle has been tight, the more and the bigger lactic acid crystals there are in a muscle.

When you receive a massage, the big, sharp lactic acid crystals are being rubbed against the pain-sensitive muscle fibres. The breaking down and flushing out of the trapped waste products (primarily lactic acid that has formed into crystals) is one of the two main benefits of massage.

There two kind of crystals; Lactic acid and Uric acid. If the muscle is used a lot, it builds Lactic acid crystals. When you eat too much protein, the body stores it as Uric acid crystallized in muscles.

So that's what you're hearing, the crystals moving around in the muscle.

You're special, not everyone is alert enough to hear what's going on in their body.
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It's crystallization of lactic acid. In other words it's acid buildup in our muscles. Aka - Crystals In Your Muscles

When a muscle gets tight and stays tight, the muscle becomes dense or thick. This increased denseness does not let the blood flow in and flow out as much as when the muscle is relaxed. This means that the muscle doesn’t get its waste products flushed out as well when the muscle is tight compared to when the muscle is relaxed.

Lactic acid is the major waste product of muscles. With the increased density of the muscle and the blood flow going out being slowed down, this allows the lactic acid to accumulate in the muscle. The longer the muscle has been tight, the more lactic acid that accumulates in the muscle. No amount of drinking liquids can flush out the majority of this trapped/accumulated lactic acid caused by muscles staying tight 24/7. Of course drinking liquids can help some, but it will not get rid of this type of lactic acid accumulation.

When lactic accumulates in the muscle, it forms into crystal shapes. Crystals have sharp edges. The longer the muscle has been tight, the more and the bigger lactic acid crystals there are in a muscle.

When you receive a massage, the big, sharp lactic acid crystals are being rubbed against the pain-sensitive muscle fibres. The breaking down and flushing out of the trapped waste products (primarily lactic acid that has formed into crystals) is one of the two main benefits of massage.

There two kind of crystals; Lactic acid and Uric acid. If the muscle is used a lot, it builds Lactic acid crystals. When you eat too much protein, the body stores it as Uric acid crystallized in muscles.

So that's what you're hearing, the crystals moving around in the muscle.

You're special, not everyone is alert enough to hear what's going on in their body.
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