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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

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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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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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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

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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 ?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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