I recently had Microdiscetomy (Cervical Nerve Root Decompression)on C7 / C8 just over two weeks ago. I was given a 20lb lifting, 10lb carrying restriction at my post op visit. Surgery was performed from the back of my neck. Two days ago I lifted a 20lb bag of ice and there was a loud pop in my neck. Not a popping sound like a joint cracking sound makes. Later in the day I tossed a ball to my dog and there were two more pops in my neck. This was followed by increased pain in the area of my procedure. The outside stitches have been removed. Any idea as to what the popping might have been? I'm a little nervous b/c of the increase in pain, but don't want to rush into the doctor either.