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Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Can sinus drainage cause throat numbness?

Postnasal drip: Postnasal drip, or mucous draining down from your sinuses, will not cause numbness unless perhaps you used a nasal spray that has some numbing medicine in it. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I've had anxiety attack for the past few days. It caused left chest/arms numbness, felt something in my throat and light-headedness. Are these normal?

I've had anxiety attack for the past few days. It caused left chest/arms numbness, felt something in my throat and light-headedness. Are these normal?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See doctor first to identify health issues ...Read more

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Gerd cause neck & arm pain and numbness?

Gerd cause neck & arm pain and numbness?

No: Gerd shouldn't be associated with these symptoms, you need a complete eval starting with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Does bulging neck disc cause numbness in left index finger?

Does bulging neck disc cause numbness in left index finger?

See below: This can cause a numbness in the finger. This may resolve with rest and nsaids, but should be simple to evaluate by your local md. ...Read more

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Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Is neck pain can cause numbness and tingling and goose bumps sensations?

Possibly: A pinched nerve in the neck can cause neck pain as well as numbness and tingling. Goose bumps are not a common complaint but are certainly possible. ...Read more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically: The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my whole hand when I lay down. I do have neck pain would this cause this to happen?

I have numbness in my whole hand when I lay down. I do have neck pain would this cause this to happen?

"pinched nerve": There are nerves in your neck that go down to innervate your hand. When anyone of the nerves is affected by being caught between vertebrae or trapped in a muscle it will cause the numbness. I would advise you to consult an osteopathic physician who may be able to free up the nerve and relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

What causes sensation of numbness/tingling cheeks, lips, often side of neck as if, but not, hyperventilating & always accompanied by slight air-hunger?

Nerve issue: If the tingling is within the distribution of a cutaneous nerve then it's possible that that nerve is being pinched somewhere. The tingling of hyperventilation is due to changes in calcium in your blood so if the symptom is similar to hyperventilation then calcium levels should be checked. I don't know why the sensation of air hunger is associated with these symptoms in your case. ...Read more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness. What could it be? Please help

What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness. What could it be? Please help

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Extreme pain at side of my post neck during or after sleep. Transient finger numbness in morning for 20min. Hnp can cause such? Anything other than hnp?

Extreme pain at side of my post neck during or after sleep. Transient finger numbness in morning for 20min. Hnp can cause such? Anything other than hnp?

Muscular, carpal tun: This may be a significant muscular problem related to your neck position during sleep. Experiment with pillow. Could also be a bit of irritation of nerves in the neck without true hnp. Also, carpal tunnel synd often causes upper extremity pain and tingling/numbness at night. Try a Velcro wrist brace when you sleep ...Read more

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I have a mass that has been there between my shoulder and neck for 3 Now they are saying it is a mass could it be cancer it is causin numbness n pain?

I have a mass that has been there between my shoulder and neck for 3 Now they are saying it is a mass could it be cancer it is causin numbness n pain?

Unknown: The only way to know for sure what the mass is, is to remove it and have the pathologist evaluated under a microscope. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

Can a pulled muscle in the neck cause face numbness?

See doctor: This would be highly uncommon and I would urge you to get this checked out ASAP just to be safe. ...Read more

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My throat has been numb for a week and a half what can cause this?

My throat has been numb for a week and a half what can cause this?

Well, ....: Most commonly, an infection affecting your throat and causing the numbness. Less likely would be a possible nerve issue or ischemic event that only affected your throat, causing numbness, etc. See the Dr. And get an exam and the most likely cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of neck pain / back pain /arm numbness?

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What are some possible causes of neck pain / back pain /arm numbness?

Arthritis of neck: Excercie of moving head from side to side will help. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

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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I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

I am having trouble breathing and just recently started to get swelling and numbness in my face and neck could costipation cause this to happen?

Very worrying: You don't provide a time course for these symptoms, so I'm forced to believe they're relatively rapid in onset. Shortness of breath with facial swelling is cause for immediate evaluation in an emergency department. I recommend you seek care there now. If these symptoms have been present for days or longer, additional information may be helpful. ...Read more

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I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If symptom persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

What causes burning numbness and tingling pain in the neck? When my neck is like that I can't handle it. Please help

Several items: If spinal cord is irritated by flexion or extension of neck, this can trigger electrical shock-like sensations due to posterior column of spinal cord reaction. May be seen with B-12 deficiency, Multiple sclerosis, cervical stenosis, etc., and needs to be assessed, as there could be risk to spinal cord integrity. Annoying symptoms, but a warning to heed from your body. ...Read more

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What could cause a band of numbness from jaw to neck with a feeling of a noose. Inside, not the skin. Its defo not anxiety.?

What could cause a band of numbness from jaw to neck with a feeling of a noose. Inside, not the skin. Its defo not anxiety.?

Had a face lift?: This can occur after plastic surgery. In tha absence of such a history you should consider TMJ, cervical spine problems and an host of other possibilities. I recommend you be sen sooner rather than later, in the ER if not able to get to your doctor today. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms?

I was in a car accident a few days ago nd I have pain in my neck and numbness in my left shoulder. What could cause these symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the mechanics of the accident and what happened to you in the car. However, the numbness is concerning and you should definitely see a doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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