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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tingling In Jaw

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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Can tmj/dental cause tingling numbness in chin, jaw and lips. I have polyneuropathy. Wasn't sure if its that or the dental. I do have dental issues.

Can tmj/dental cause tingling numbness in chin, jaw and lips. I have polyneuropathy. Wasn't sure if its that or the dental. I do have dental issues.

Doubtful: Tingling and numbness are not typical symptoms of tmd. I would recommend that you see a dentist to address all your dental issues and evaluate your tmjoints, etc. I am assuming that you are under the care of a physician for the polyneuropathy who can address the medical issues. ...Read more

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What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

What can cause stiff neck and tingling in ears, jaw and in shoulders?

A few thought.: This is not an easy answer and something youneed to ask your physician. One thought is TMJ also know as temporal mandibular joint syndrome = in your jaw joint. The complaints you have coudl fit this. We can see this with neck/shoulder muscle syndromes. Ask your physician to evaluate you for these problems. ...Read more

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front and side of head feels numb. Head feels heavy. Underneath jaw and top of neck feel swelled and numb with a tingling feelingchest pain. Cause?

front and side of head feels numb. Head feels heavy. Underneath jaw and top of neck feel swelled and numb with a tingling feelingchest pain. Cause?

Somatization?: Your symptoms are somewhat unusual and either are due to a very uncommon illness or are more likely psychosomatic. See > http://bit. Ly/1OeXVq4 If and http://bit. Ly/1X5rw9T If you feel psychological/emotional factors could be causing your symptoms go to my Checklist: Mental Health. ...Read more

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When I lay down with my head prompted up on pillow like chin to chest. Could that cause lt side neck pain and numb tingling in lower jaw and cheek?

When I lay down with my head prompted up on pillow like chin to chest. Could that cause lt side neck pain and numb tingling in lower jaw and cheek?

Neck pain: Yes that position could cause impingement of a nerve to produce your symptoms. You need a complete history and physical examination done and probably imagining of your neck. ...Read more

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Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in your head?

What causes tingling in your head?

Irritated nerve: If tingling is in back part of head an irritated or pinched nerve in the neck or scalp itself could cause it. ...Read more

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Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Can sinus issues cause burning and tingling in one part of head?

Sinusitis: This is not a typical sinus symptom which usually consists of pain with associated nasal congestion and drainage of mucus. Neuralgia, which is an irritation/inflammation of a superficial nerve in the forehead, is more likely. It's not serious and usually resolves in a few days. See your MD if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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

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 causes tingling in the back of my head?

Irritation of nerve: Occipital nerve is major nerve supplying the skin of back of head. It may be pinched or nerve roots in the upper neck may be pinched. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

I have a tingling crawling sensation inside my head around the temple. What could cause this?

TMD?: 26 y female has "tingly crawling sensation" around temple; apparently one-sided. Paresthesias caused by chronic muscle spasm might be etiologic. Chronic muscle spasm is a signature symptom of Temporomandibular Joint disorder, wherein the ipsilateral Masseter muscle is chronically spastic. See comments: ...Read more

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Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Is it something w/ nerve endings that causes chills, tingling sensation throughout head & body when excited or skin is rubbed/massaged? Is it normal?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Your symptoms are likely due to stress in your life.
At age 36, stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment; work and finances can cause Anxiety with physical symptoms.
This is not normal; it indicates need to see a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Therapy.
Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga and Meditation. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

What can cause tingling in left side of brain head?

Not serious: By itself this symptom does not mean much Stress may explain it Local scalp conditions should be ruled out ...Read more