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Does Anxiety Cause Numbness
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tingling: Possibly but it is best to have a medical examination to rule out any physiological causes. ...Read more
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. ?
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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