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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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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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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 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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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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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 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

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