Sounds like degeneration in vertibrae in your neck. Goes along with loss of eye sight, hearing (welcome to your 40s). In ten years your neck will be stiff and your manliness won't be and damned if the neck doesn't matter more. the only constant is change!
On a serious tip, I have this too it can cause problems ultimately in your arms. I think it is called the ulner nerve or something like that. Kind of like sciatic in your legs. I used to be able to hear a kind of crackling/crunching sound when I swiveled my head and neck around...now I just don't swivel my head!
Your symptoms sound like mine..I am having some tingling and discomfort in the right arm, and it manifests itself when I play.
I went to the chiro yesterday afternoon and he diagnosed me with degeneterive disc disease. I always knew I was a degenerate!
I'm through messing around, today I go see an orthopedist. The chiro did nothing for the pain. he gave me some 'homeopathic' muscle relaxers ( formula 303 ) did not work at all. Better livivng through science!