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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

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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I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

I am getting some tingling on the left side of my head. Behind the ears and sometimes near my temple. It feels like it spreads to the side of my neck and head but that has stopped. What is the cause?

Prob nerve pressure: It is hard to be specific without examination. You may need an MRI for a definitive diagnosis. The good news is that in most cases, involving disc narrowing causing nerve compression, non surgical treatment with physical therapy usually suffices. ...Read more

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Waiting to see a new dr. Can low b12 cause one eye and temple pain, tingling on face, and lightheadedness?

Waiting to see a new dr. Can low b12 cause one eye and temple pain, tingling on face, and lightheadedness?

VitB12 Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency was first described in 1958. The distribution of the nerves involved in your symptoms corresponds to all three divisions of the Trigeminal 5th cranial nerve. These symptoms might also be caused by MS and also resemble auras described by patients with classic migraine headaches. I would scan your head! ...Read more

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I have had tingling nose and area near eyes and temples. Also tense neck muscles would that be the cause of the tingling?

I have had tingling nose and area near eyes and temples. Also tense neck muscles would that be the cause of the tingling?

See your doctor: You are describing symptoms that could be from a number of possibilities. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, TMJ, muscle strain, Bell's palsy, or something more serious. See a doctor to be evaluated further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

TMJ not the cause: TMJ would not be a cause of palpitations and aching all over. Why not clear the TMJ? Draw a vertical line on your mirror. practice relaxing your jaw so that it opens midline. see www.grossaninstitute.com for more details. ...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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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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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 on the left side of my head?

Irritated nerve: An irritated or pinched nerve in the neck on left side or in the scalp itself is likely cause. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

What can cause a tingling sensation in the head? Only right side?

See below: Could be pinched nerve from your neck or it could be tmjor temporomandibular joint disease if it is occurring near your ear. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sometimes the top of my head starts tingling and i feel disconnected. What could cause that?

Sometimes the top of my head starts tingling and i feel disconnected. What could cause that?

Vague: I would see your dr. Who would possibly refer you to a neurologist. Tests may have to be run to help diagnosis your ailment. Feeling disconnected concerns me and should you too, especially if you are driving or doing other chores that can create a dangerous situation. ...Read more