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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Pain in ears pins and needles in head and head aches could it be an ear infection or worse?

Pain in ears pins and needles in head and head aches could it be an ear infection  or worse?

Non-specific: An ear infection can be confined to the skin of the ear canal (external otitis) or fluid or pus in the middle ear space (otitis media). The latter is almost always associated with a hearing loss. Pins and needles in the head and headache are too non-specific to evaluate except to reassure you that it is unlikely to be due to an ear infection. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Having pins and needles pain on my back on the skin whar could that be?

Having pins and needles pain on my back on the skin whar could that be?

Could be shingles: Pins and needles pain is common in the early stage of shingles, caused by varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox usually in childhood, stays in your sensory nerve roots, and reactivated later in life. You may have the pain before you break out in blisters. Please go get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Pain on and of above navel and lower back pain and I get like pins and needles inside my head

Pain on and of above navel and
 lower back pain and I get like pins and needles inside my head

Can't be complex: There may not be a simple answer to your question. If a person has back pain and abdominal pain they have abdominal pain is usually in the lower location than the back pain. In your case I can't be certain. There maybe medical issues are there may be psychological issues. You need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

Dr. Marshall Bedder Dr. Bedder
Pain Management
34 years in practice
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
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I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

Perhaps: This could be all coming from cervical (neck) nerve root involvement . You should be worked up by your pcp or specialist. An imaging study such as an MRI of the cervical spine and possibly nerve conduction studies may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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I got rear ended. I have pain and pins and needles in back and pain to breath. Been X-ray and clear. I had back pain and noticed a lump ?

Common after MVA: Your symptoms are quite common after motor vehicle accidents. They indicate injury to the nerve roots, which are now irritated. Unfortunately, chances of the symptoms becoming chronic are high. See a neurologist, if you were not already seeing one. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What can be the cause of pins and needles in both arms, weakness when standing and low back pain.?

Arm symptoms - nerve: The pins and needles are most likely due to a pinched or inflamed nerve from the cervical spine which radiates down the arms it's important to differentiate whether the etiology is cervical or peripheral such as the carpal tunnel region. The weakness and back pain are possibly muscular issues which need to be evaluated and addressed. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Kozminski Dr. Kozminski
Neurology
12 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Sore back, pain in both legs. Pins and needles and general grumpy legs. Is it because i'm aging? What can I do for relief?

Not always from age: If nerve roots in your lower back are getting 'pinched' then this can lead to pins and needles in the legs. I'd consider an MRI of the back, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Dr. James Scanlon Dr. Scanlon
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Possibly venous: You may have venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, of the leg veins or pelvic veins. Ask for an ultrasound of your leg veins to check for it - it is different than looking for a clot - make sure you are sitting or standing during the scan. You would need an mrv to look for dilated pelvic veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Guy Dr. Guy
Pain Management
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Every now and the I'm getting this feeling like pins and needles going up the back of my head what could this be ?

Every now and the I'm getting this feeling like pins and needles going up the back of my head what could this be ?

Nerve or paresthesia: This need to be clarified from the differential diagnosis of whether this pain is neurological verses skin sensations also called paresthesias. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area. ?

My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area. ?

Pins & needles: The most common cause of pins and needles sensation in the back of the head is a pinched nerve in the neck, usually secondary to significant arthritis or disk degeneration. If the pain is constant, it is understandable that he might want to bang his head just to distract himself from a worse pain, but this isn't the best way to deal with it. Have him see a doctor. Treatments are available. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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Dr. Nathaniel Schuster Dr. Schuster
Pain Management
years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I'm having back of head tingling/pins and needles at random points during the day + headaches and temple pain. What could it be?

Need a full history: I have a lot of questions I'd like to ask you to answer your question. Feel free to request a virtual consult with me, I look forward to helping you. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head..and on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head..and on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Could be: beginning of Bell's palsy which is an inflammation of the facial nerve. Also could be another kind of pinched nerve, early shingles, or TMJ which is an inflammation of the jaw joint. See a doctor and get this checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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