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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Can a neck spasm or pinched nerve cause tingling on left side of head and arm?

Yes: A pinched nerve on the left side of the neck can cause numbness, tingling, spasms, or weakness in the left side of the neck or the left arm. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

Dr. Roy G. Spurling: When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more

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What could the tingling sensation above my right eyebrow be caused from? Pinched nerve? No pain.

What could the tingling sensation above my right eyebrow be caused from? Pinched nerve? No pain.

Branch of Nerve V: Directly above eyebrow is the v-1 division of the trigeminal nerve and the specific branch is the supra-orbital nerve. Often injured due to blunt trauma over the superior orbital ridge of the eye. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Is it possible that a pinched nerve in my neck or back could cause tingling in all my extremities? Other causes?

Possible if a large: Enough herniated disc or small enough spinal canal or a combination of both in the cervical or neck region of the spine causing not just a pinched nerve but a pinching or compression of the spinal cord which is called a myleopathy. Other causes can be non spinal as well such as certain vitamin deficiencies, diabetes etc. See your doctor if these persist. ...Read more

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My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

Could be: But you need further evaluation. Nervous conduction studies can be performed to see edict if any nerve is involved. Go back to you doctor for more evaluation. Treatment options come after the diagnosis. So get your accurate diagnosis first ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities.
Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning.
Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness, neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Cervical Spine: Yes. Have you suffered any trauma? Specifically any neck injury? HYou show long have you had symptoms? You need to see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI of your cervical spine if further information suggests cervical disc pathology. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain and tingling in both arms/hands?

Pinched nerve: Tingling and numbness in the upper extremities is usually caused by pinched or compressed nerve as in pinched nerve in the neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions. Its more concerning when an MRI proven pinched nerve in the neck does this to both arms. This would need further investigation with nerve studies and a timely consultation with a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Could pinch nerve cause tingling in both arm and leg?

Yes: A disc bulge in the neck can catch the spinal cord and nerves. Lower back disc bulges do not cause arm symptoms. ...Read more

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Doc says I have good strength n won't give me a MRI bcuz she says I have a neck pinch nerve causes tingling in my arms/hands. X ray normal. Right diag?

Doc says I have good strength n won't give me a MRI bcuz she says I have a neck pinch nerve causes tingling in my arms/hands. X ray normal. Right diag?

More information: If you are concerned or perhaps disagree with your physician, consider a 2nd opinion, possibly with a neurologist.

Not every patient or condition benefits from imaging. However, if imaging is felt to be appropriate, pre-and post-contrast enhanced MRI of the cervical spine would be a great place to start. ...Read more

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How to get relive from the crawly tingling of a pinched nerve?

It sounds like you: Are describing parathesias which is similar to the sensation when your arm or leg " falls asleep" and then you experience this sensation just before it "wakes up." medication like Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) may help if indicated for use by your physician if that is the correct diagnosis. Sometimes other medications & treatment are indicated based on the cause of the pinched nerve & other symptoms. ...Read more

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After shoveling into a wheelbarrow to redo flower beds, I now have tingling on entire right side for 5 days now. Can pinched nerve affect entire side?

After shoveling into a wheelbarrow to redo flower beds, I now have tingling on entire right side for 5 days now. Can pinched nerve affect entire side?

No.: Your symptoms cannot be explained by pinching a nerve outside the brain or spinal cord. If you are certain that you have tingling to this extent you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve and ear tingling burning, what should I do?

Pinched nerve and ear tingling burning, what should I do?

Get Imaging: When you say, "pinched nerve, " I am assuming you mean in the neck. Ear tingling and burning probably is a separate issue. I would talk to your doctor and consider an MRI of your brain and neck. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck area be causing chin tingling?

Can a pinched nerve in neck area be causing chin tingling?

Not likely: The nerves coming from the spine in the neck do not supply sensation to the face/chin. The trigeminal nerve, one of the nerves originating at the base of the skull supplies sensation to the face. People can have irritation to this nerve, but it's not caused by problems with a herniated disc in the neck. ...Read more

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Can u subconsciously get symptoms that other ppl say they have. Like my sis said she had tingling n her leg for pinched nerve and now I have tingl to?

Can u subconsciously get symptoms that other ppl say they have. Like my sis said she had tingling n her leg for pinched nerve and now I have tingl to?

You can: This phenomenon is seen with many symptoms, like itching, yawning, etc. I would encourage you to do this, if your symptoms persists, progress or you feel like they are compromising your ability to do anything then you should seek an inperson consultation with a healthcare provider. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Swelling, tingling an numbness on left side of the body only aware of pinched nerve, however swelling an constant feel of pins an needles are recent.

Tingling: Tingling and numbness that affects half of the body (which most people mean as including an upper limb, a lower limb, one side of the trunk, and sometimes one half of the face) can be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord. A pinched nerve can not cause those sorts of problems. Swelling of half the body is very uncommon. Such problems should be evaluated by a primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine) who can help determine if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve? This past week I have had feeling of uncomfortability in my arm but it came and went. Consistant and tingling fingers 3 and 4 now.

Pinched nerve? This past week I have had feeling of uncomfortability in my arm but it came and went. Consistant and tingling fingers 3 and 4 now.

Usually if there is: Pain from a pinched nerve causing arm or leg pain that will usually resolve over time without any specific treatment and if there are neurologic symptoms they too usually resolve with the pain but they can also persist past the point of the pain ending with most getting better over weeks to months but sometimes there can be some permanency due to nerve damage which can be evaluated by emg. ...Read more

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Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Can a stiff neck or pinched nerve in neck lead to tingling in the back of your head and skull?

Yes: Often a pinched nerve in the neck or other cause of neck muscle stiffness can cause the "greater occipital nerve" to get irritated and produce sensations of numbness/ tingling/ "ants under the skin" in the region of the back of the scalp, the skin above the ears and even into the forehead. This is called greater occipital neuralgia and is a side effect of the primary issue. ...Read more

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Shock-like pain down right leg, on the side, followed by tingling feet. Trapped/pinched nerve? Something else? Any at home remedies?

Possible nerve: Irritation. Consider stretching and strengthening exercises if it does not aggravate the pain or cause increase in radiating pain. Take a look at:
http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions for some stretching recommendations. Nsaids, if appropriate for your health, can be of benefit. It sounds like to do have some nerve irritation from a possible pinched nerve, but will need a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck &arm is tingling when I strech it. Is it a pinched nerve? How can I treat it? It happend about 3 months ago. Putting in a water heater

Time: This is probably a pinched nerve. It could be occuring anywhere from your shouder to your neck. The treatment would consist of nsaids, heating pads, and light stretching. It will take time to heal as these muscles never get to relax. If the pain becomes too much, or if you notice muscle weakness or significant numbness you should consider a spine surgeon to evaluate your neck. ...Read more

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Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Probably not.: If it's just one side, it's probably more likely a problem related to your lumbar spine or nerves in the lower extremity. Stenosis at T9-10 will often manifest as symptoms along your ribs. See your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in neck. Tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Pinched nerve in neck. Tingling in pinky and ring finger. Now I'm getting dizzy/feeling like fainting. Gets better when I move neck forward. Related?

Possible: It the arthritis and inflammation or vertebrae condition is enough to be causing issues with the posterior circulation to the brain via the Vertebral Artery (ies), ... when you extend the neck, the circulation can be compromised leading to dizziness, and with forward flexion the pressure would be relieved. ...Read more

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I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

Cerv radiculopathy: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. If pain tolerable and symptoms better, ok to watch and wait. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

No: You can take a Motrin to see if it helps, as long as you have been told not to take medications such as Motrin. Even though Motrin might help, it would be wise to see a doctor to give a full history and to get a full physical exam to figure out what is causing the pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more