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What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

What can cause numbness in your neck face and shoulder?

Numbness: Possibility of pinched nerve in neck from cervical bone abnormality. Consult an orthopedic doc. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?

Cold shoulder pain, sleep paralysis, myoclonus, tmjd, hypoglycemia, voice hoarseness, numbness in neck, paresthesia in face (electrical) and body?

Long menu: You have a long menu of symptoms. I would recommend you see a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders as well and that you also see an endocrinologist. Together they be able to piece together what's going on. The help of an ear nose and throat specialist may also be required. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Just had a sudden numbness in back of neck, face, shoulder, chest, arm...all on left side...still numb over an hour?

Just had a sudden numbness in back of neck, face, shoulder, chest, arm...all on left side...still numb over an hour?

Urgent evaluation : Numbness or weakness on one side of the body lasting more than one hour could possibly signs of a stroke. You should go to the nearest emergency room ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my head , face, neck , for 6 months with headaches & weakness in my arm. Numbness is moving to my body drs won't help .Help me?

I've had numbness in my head , face, neck , for 6 months with headaches & weakness in my  arm.  Numbness  is moving to my body drs won't help .Help me?

Numbness: As long as you have had any life threatening conditions ruled out, get evaluated by someone who treats tmd problems. Could be as simple as nerve impingement due to cervical and masticatory muscle fatigue and spasm. ...Read more

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Chest pain, numbness to left arm,neck,and bottom face.Went to ER but EKG,Bloodwork,and x-Ray norml.Dr rules as typical chest pain, is it really ?

Chest pain, numbness to left arm,neck,and bottom face.Went to ER but EKG,Bloodwork,and x-Ray norml.Dr rules as typical chest pain, is it really ?

Atypical: I suspect the doc called it atypical chest pain. Unlikely you have a cardiac cause for yor symptom group. You can get another opinion if original Doc had no explanation for you. ...Read more

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Numbness in whole face, neck, genitalia region. Normal MRI of brain, cervical, and thoracic. Normal legs emg/ncv and normal LP. No idea what's going on! Not b12 deficient, was vitamin D deficient but not anymore. ?

Numbness in whole face, neck, genitalia region. Normal MRI of brain, cervical, and thoracic. Normal legs emg/ncv and normal LP. No idea what's going on! Not b12 deficient, was vitamin D deficient but not anymore. ?

Well, it sounds like: you have had a good evaluation already. The most serious thing, a brain tumor, has apparently been excluded. I know it is VERY anxiety producing to not have a concrete explanation for your symptoms. Unfortunately, to your doctor's frustration as well as your own, this is sometimes the case. More often than not, in these situations, the symptoms resolve on their own...how long is another story:( ...Read more

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What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

All at same time?: The only thing that comes to mind is severe hyperventilation which would begin with numbness in lips and mouth and could spread. If this is happening you should see checklist for hyperventilation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do ?

I Have This Tense Dull Stiff Feeling On The left Side of The Back Of My Head and Neck. And I Feel Numbness In The Head Too. What Should I Do ?

A neck problem: You clinical picture could be due to a cervical spine sprain/strain with probably radiculitus of cervical spinal nerves:Go to see a Orthopedic for evaluation and management of you neck problem. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Could a pinched nerve in a neck cause numbness in the body and face?

Possible: Forties male suspects neck nerve pinch as causal of "face and body" pain. If pain is localized to one shoulder and arm and same sided lateral cheek region this is a pattern sometimes associated with thoracic outlet syndrome. A neurologist is the best specialist to diagnose. The given description should be more precise as to body regions affected and pain characteristics. ...Read more

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All my disks in my neck are bulging or herniated and I'm now having symptoms of numbness on different areas of the right side of my head?

All my disks in my neck are bulging or herniated and I'm now having symptoms of numbness on different areas of the right side of my head?

Nerve pressure: Discs that bulge or herniate can put pressure on the nerves that will results in numbness or tingling in the head, face, neck, arm or chest. A nerve conduction test might help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Had neck fusion in 2009. I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain. Can't lift my head in bed either. What's wrong?

Had neck fusion in 2009.  I now have numbness in shoulder and neck pain.  Can't lift my head in bed either.  What's wrong?

Depends: Many patients after spine surgery can have pain again. Usually the disc above the fusion can get herniated. Visit your doctor for a full exam and likely new imaging studies to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Head numbness on the right side and it's there when I get up and neck pain what shall I do? Doctors are not doing anything

Head numbness on the right side and it's there when I get up and neck pain what shall I do? Doctors are not doing anything

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My fiance usually experiences numbness in the face and back of neck. She had vertigo a few years ago. Should she get this rechecked? Thanks.

My fiance usually experiences numbness in the face and back of neck. She had vertigo a few years ago. Should she get this rechecked? Thanks.

Yes: There is a potential problem with compression of the nerves leading to the symptoms she describes. Ideally, a neurologist should examine her, and she may require an MRI as well. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

Transient numbness: The presentation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic. It is often described as feeling of pins and needles. numbness caused by prolonged pressure on the nerve, like when you cross your legs and leg falls asleep. Such paresthesia disappears gradually as the pressure is relieved. Please check your pillow and correct your sleeping position. ...Read more