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Can Sinuses Cause Numbness In The Face
My husband often wakes up with the left side of his face numb and tingly. It generally gets better after he gets up. Can it be from the sinuses?
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Maybe: Numbness is most often a cause for concern and could mean an underlying medical problem/pathology in the face or brain. The numbness being intermittent is better than being constant. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more
Can a muscle strain, shoulder sprain or shoulder tendinitis cause pain in the neck and numbness in the face?
Check it out: If it is something that is unusual and/or bothersome to you, get a physical check up. Anxiety manifests itself in different ways for different people... So yes it is possible. In any case look into treatment for anxiety as well. There are a lot of effective therapies out there. Best wishes. ...Read more
I woke up at night as I had right sided body numbness. A few days later I had transient paresthesia in left head and face any possible causes?
Numbness: Several things come to mind but you need to see a healthcare provider to have this checked out. Certainly not normal for someone your age. ...Read more
Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?
Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headache or facial weakness. It would be a good idea to discuss this during an office visit with your PCP so you can be examined for additional findings. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: This is a common cause and can include episodic chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, and sense of doom. See a doctor and have some basic tests. Breath holding exercises, relaxation therapies, yoga, biofeedback, and practice at heartmath. Com can help to reverse the problem. Calcium and b- vitamins might help. Avoid coffee. You might need to train your mind to control your body. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Breathing too much over a period of time can do this. Sometimes this is subtle. Try this test: breath as fast and deeply as you can for a full two minutes. If this reproduces your symptoms we are on to something. ...Read more
The sensation you describe is a paresthesia. Causes include local nerve injury, kidney stones, and more rarely infections, lack of blood flow, genetic conditions, medication side effects and vitamin deficiencies.
New, severe, or persistent symptoms are worthy of an office visit to check for these conditions. ...Read more
Past weeks I've had severe migraines, woken up with right sided body numbness and now im having head numbness for the past few days on and off causes?
See below: It is not unusual to have some tongue numbness after anesthesia. This occurs because the endotracheal tube that is placed to help you breathe can sometimes put pressure on the tongue. This numbness usually resolves within a few days. The facial numbness is more unusual and I would talk to the anesthesiologist who didi your case. ...Read more
Not really: General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face. ...Read more
Not directly: The nerves that supply the face are cranial nerves that come directly out of the skull and so neck problems do not typically cause facial numbness. The bigger question is what is causing your torticollus. The are certain brain conditions that cause facial numbness and torticollus. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
What would cause me to have numbness in my face that I've had for over 3 months and it won't go away.?
Neurologist: The symptom you described is sort of vague for a diagnosis. However, since it has persisted for three months, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor, preferably a neurologist. ...Read more
See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more
Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?
From a few months the back side and the middle of my head is aching and numbness with and I am sleepy all time what may be the cause?
I have a streak of numbness from the crown area down my face to the top of my eyebrow on the left side of forehead. What could have caused this?
I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?
5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more
Transient numbness: The presentation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic. It is often described as feeling of pins and needles. Numbness caused by prolonged pressure on the nerve, like when you cross your legs and leg falls asleep. Such paresthesia disappears gradually as the pressure is relieved. Please check your pillow and correct your sleeping position. ...Read more
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