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What is a lump on the left side of the neck near the spine that is accompanied by involuntary cracking of the neck and a headache?

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Sounds like two different things going on... 1. lump could be a lymph node or fatty tumor... neither is anything to worry about... If the lump is at the hairline halfway between the spine and ear, there is a possibility you could have an occipital neuralgia... at the point where a nerve exits from the deep tissue of the neck at the base of the skull and palpating (pushing) the area causes shooting pains to the side of the head. This can also cause really terrible headaches to the side of the head. 2. The "crunching" symptoms are most likely degenerative joint disease (Arthritis). Arthritis can also cause neck pain. You need a series of xrays of the neck. If you are having weakness of your arms and difficulty working above your head, refer to another answer linked below.

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