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Can tmjd (via long-term night and day bruxism) contribute to / cause intermittent non-painful paresthesia in the (one side - left in my case) jawline?
Very unlikely: While not impossible, i think it would be extremely unlikely. Your symptoms could be related to a dental or a medical problem, or perhaps both. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough examination and evaluation. Based upon the findings, your dentist might refer you to a physician for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MS paresthesias: Multiple sclerosis parasthesias are abnormal sensations due to nerve damage by demyelination lesions. Lesion means sensation. It is always there in mild, moderate or severe forms. The severity depends on the relapse, remission and use of analgesics. The patient may feel severe at relapse and not so much in between. But it is there. The numbness or tingling is the first sign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead. What could this be?
Get checked.: The first step is to get a good history and physical, with appropriate lab work. Stop alcohol and drug use. Avoid supplements other than a basic vitamin. If you are any new meds, check with your doc and see if is had side effects like this. If that is all negative, this may be due to depression which can present atypically in this way. Exercise properly, eat well, get good quality sleep ...Read more
Thorough Exam: Pin prick sensations in the hands/fingers, feet/toes are often a sign of spinal problems such as disc bulges or stenosis. If you have those sensations else where it can be more concerning. Nonetheless, getting a full and complete history would be helpful. Get evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more
Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.
I have heard all sorts of descriptions by patients of their paresthesias. What has been the most consistent descriptor of paresthesia in your practice?
Paresthesia: The most common description is pins and needles like when leg falls asleep or ants crawling over the skin. ...Read more
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more