I hasten to add that I do not walk round nodding or shaking my head, but rather notice this when I bend my head to read a paper or something similar.
I've noticed over the last couple of months a stiffening of the neck and the shoulders, the locking of my neck is so bad at times that when I've tried to move my head, there has been a crack so loud it could be heard in another room. On rotating my head and neck there appears to be a noise similar to walking on gravel in my ears. I was going to ask the PD Dr at my next appointment about this.
Alas I too have this problem and have had it for years. My muscles and tendons are very rigid. I take muscle relaxers and stretch exercises daily to keep them from pulling things out of place.....
Y'all are not hydrated. Drink lots of water. I drink, what I call a sipper (because I sip it and keep adding too it all day), It's distlled water with fresh lemon juice (just a little for taste and it helps to detox the liver too), a chunk of cucumber for the B vitamins and a strawberry or a rasberry for the potassium and to make it pretty. I'm a southern girl so I drink mine over ice and just keep adding to it all day. ENJOY!
In all probability you are describing arthritic joint crepitation. With age and injuries the numerous joint surfaces become irregular and creak with movements . Add in rigidity and the tightness creates the symptoms. Maintaining mobility through stretching exercise is the best thing to do.
check for bone spurs in the neck...my neck creaked and cracked alot..found out about those spurs...
From the answers I have received, it looks as though the trouble I have with my neck is not related to my Parkinsons. I try to drink plenty, but admit I should drink more. I will continue to exercise my neck and see if this helps.
Thank you all for your comments.
I have had troubles with my neck...including severe muscle spasms, not being able to turn it easily. My Parkinson's med. has helped my neck muscle symptoms a great deal.
i get a creaking neck which can be heard by someone else it sometimes feels like an elastic band snapping
I get a creaking stiff neck, just try to move it slowly until it comes back to life.