A member asked:

What nerve runs from back of skull into left eye, down left side of face, into left shoulder, arm and fingers. not pain more numb/tickle sensation?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The occipital nerve emanates at the back of the neck, travels up the back of the skull above the ear to the side of the skull. The supraorbital nerve is above the eye. The facial nerve doesn't extend to the shoulder or arm or fingers. Sensation in the arm and hand stems from a nerve root at the neck or from the brain(cortex) itself. A neurologist can advise you best.

Answered Mar 28, 2021



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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

There is no one nerve. Your complaints suggest a problem in neck or left brachial plexus. See a neurologist, and consider EMG testing and imaging of neck.

Answered Mar 28, 2021



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