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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I'm having severe anxiety..just wondering if this could cause one side body numbness.

It could if the: muscles involved in panic are constricting more on one side, thus reducing blood flow. However, this is a bit of a stretch, so check this one out first with a neurologist or possibly a vascular MD. Also, learn to deal with anxiety and see if this makes a difference. Here's a primer: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

Can anxiety cause numbness in left side of face feels?

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

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Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Horse before cart: Anxiety may cause stroke only if it is extremely prolonged and severe to the point of causing blood vessel disease or severe hypertension resulting in stroke. Anxiety can cause numbness in various body parts but before assuming a psychiatric cause of neurologic symptoms, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could a tingly feeling / numbness in the neck area be caused by anxiety?

Could a tingly feeling / numbness in the neck area be caused by anxiety?

Tingling: Possibly but it is best to have a medical examination to rule out any physiological causes. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks cause numbness in legs?

Can anxiety attacks cause numbness in legs?

No: not directly. There is no true nerve impingement to cause that. However a true panic attack can have a overall sensation that can sometimes feel all over. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause stiffness and numbness in legs?

Can anxiety cause stiffness and numbness in legs?

No: Numbness and stiffness - symptom checker - check medical ... Symptoms.Rightdiagnosis.Com/.../numbness/stiffness.Htm list of 38 causes of numbness and stiffness, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more. Anxiety is not in this list, nor when narrowed specifically to legs. I have not encountered it in 30 years of practice, either. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Can anxiety cause numbness in the lips and mouth?

Numbness: Also called paresthesias, yes it is common, along with other symptoms of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Yes: Anxiety can cause symptoms in nearly every organ system. Numbness in arms and hands can come from hyperventilating when anxious. If you're having repeated spells like this, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Could a numbness in the tip of tongue be caused by caffeine overdose or from anxiety?

Other factors : Caffeine an increase your anxiety and this may be a reason for numbness in the tip of your tongue. So you definitely want to cut down on the coffee and seek help for anxiety. The artificial sweeteners in coffee can also cause numbness. So can vitamin deficiencies, especially b12. Trauma and piercings can also cause this. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, i recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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I have more pain, spasms,tingling and numbness at night. Could this be the cause of my anxiety attacks that is affecting my sleeping. what can help?

 I have more pain, spasms,tingling and numbness at night. Could this be the cause of my anxiety attacks  that is affecting my sleeping. what can help?

Further work up: You need to work with your primary doctor to determine the cause for the condition so it may be better treated and controlled. It sounds like you may have neuropathy based on your symptoms and there are medications that can help (lyrica, neurontin (gabapentin) in particular). Your anxiety is not going to improve unless your other conditions are not better managed. ...Read more

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Can numbness and tingling in teeth be cause from anxiety?

Prime suspect!: When the usual suspects are rounded up, Anxiety is almost always there. The limits to charges brought against this culprit seem limitless and it is often guilty. Anxiety may not do the dirty work directly, but your experience of distress is the result of complex internal events. I urge CBT therapy - if they think meds will help they'll refer. Investigate and prosecute. See a dentist too! Best. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and stress cause diffuse numbness in fingers and right leg. Been extremely worried lately. All these symptoms started when stressed?

Could anxiety and stress cause diffuse numbness in fingers and right leg. Been extremely worried lately. All these symptoms started when stressed?

It could, but: Since you say your symptoms are on the right leg only and not both, you need a neurological evaluation. Anxiety can certainly cause physical symptoms like numbness and tingling in extremities due to hyperventilation, etc -- but usually these are distributed equally. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause random body numbness it started in my hands then my whole body was numb then i was shaking i have anxiety but dodnthsve a panic attack?

What can cause random body numbness it started in my hands then my whole body was numb then i was shaking i have anxiety but dodnthsve a panic attack?

Unclear could anxiet: The numbness could be from the anxiety, but also could be from neurologic issues. You need to get this clarified so that we have a better idea of what your diagnosis is. See your physician, it is to be sure this is not neurological.A neurologist can help clarify this issue. ...Read more

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What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok.  Nerve?  Anxiety?

Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor and you would likely start with neck xrays. The other possibility would be a rotator cuff muscle issue in your shoulder. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more