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Severe upper back/neck pain causing migraines & face numbness/tingling - slight movement dysfunction. Getting MRI n 2 days. What could be causing this?

Severe upper back/neck pain causing migraines & face numbness/tingling - slight movement dysfunction. Getting MRI n 2 days. What could be causing this?

Multiple etiologies: It is possible that you have a problem at the junction of your brainstem and cervical spinal cord--a tumor, infection, etc. You could also be having two separate problems--one in the spine and one in the brain. Or you could be having a multifocal problem, such as ms. These are all possibilities--see what the MRI shows. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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For about 2 weeks now I have been having a cold tingling sensation in my right cheek on my face. Followed by a migraine. Please tell me what this is.

For about 2 weeks now I have been having a cold tingling sensation in my right cheek on my face.  Followed by a migraine. Please tell me what this is.

Many things: Need to see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly a referral to a neurologist. It could be an unusual presentation of migraine or possibly cerebrovascular disease (TIA or Stroke). ...Read more

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Rubbed my fingers across my brow to soothe a migraine and a very strong shock/tingling/pain happened. What could possibly cause this?

Rubbed my fingers across my brow to soothe a migraine and a very strong shock/tingling/pain happened. What could possibly cause this?

Cutaneous allodynia: When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia," which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

May be....: If it is migraine than it may be okay.......But you need to see headache specialist for diagnosis. You may need MRI to r/o other conditions. ...Read more

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The right side of my head hurts (normal migraine for me), but now the right side of my body is tingling. Just part of migraine, or do I call my dr.?

The right side of my head hurts (normal migraine for me), but now the right side of my body is tingling. Just part of migraine, or do I call my dr.?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. If there is a neurologic weakness, the appointment with a neurologist is warranted. Rec. See a neurologist evaluation, management and proper management. ...Read more

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Epic migraine currently; is it normal to have tingling/numbness in left side of body with migraine? (hands and lips only)

Epic migraine currently; is it normal to have tingling/numbness in left side of body with migraine? (hands and lips only)

It can: Some patients of migraine do have neurological symptoms like yours often on one side associated with it. These are transient and resolve as migraine improves. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed topamax (topiramate) for my migraine. I took 2 tablets (25mg each) stop it now bec of tingling effect.Will it affect if i want to conceive?

My doctor prescribed topamax (topiramate) for my migraine. I took 2 tablets (25mg each) stop it now bec of tingling effect.Will it affect if i want to conceive?

Tingling FX: Topamax (topiramate) often causes a feeling of tingling. At this dose the rate is about 18% of all patients. It is normal for this to be worse when the medicine is started, then it subsides. With topamax (topiramate) there is a higher risk of birth defects than without. The risk is about 2-3%. Without topamax (topiramate), the risk of a birth defect for a woman is about 0.5%. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more