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Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Yes: Nerve root compression occurs frequently in patients with scoliosis. Numbness at the top of the head would have to do with cervical roots being involved. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of  numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inappropriate sleeping during the day. Numbness is more worrisome and needs to be evaluated by your Family Doc. If it happens again (especially w/loss of strength), call 911 & get thee to an ER to evaluate for possible stroke (remember FAST). ...Read more

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Numbness top left side of head low grade?

Numbness top left side of head  low grade?

Many reasons: There are many reasons including medications, drugs, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, anxiety, trauma, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation and physical examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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I have transient numbness on the top of my head. Have I trapped a nerve and could it be related to my scoliosis? anything I can do to relieve this?

I have transient numbness on the top of my head. Have I trapped a nerve and could it be related to my scoliosis? anything I can do to relieve this?

Consult cardiologis: Transient numbness on the top of head could be due to something to do with blood circulation or postural nerve gets pinched if you have neck problem. since you have hypotension and prinzmetal angina which may be the reason .Discuss with cardiologist and get investigated and treatment to get relief from this problem ...Read more

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I have numbness on the top of my head. It comes and goes for two weeks, but more often now. No issues in CT scan, ca, mg, or b12.?

I have numbness on the top of my head.  It comes and goes for two weeks, but more often now.  No issues in CT scan, ca, mg, or b12.?

Any exposure to HZV?: I a healthy person these symptoms may be a result of an infection with hzv even if no blisters show up. Another cause is pulling of the aponeurosis between fronatlis corrugator muscles and the semispinalis capitis muscles. It would not be a bad idea to get a CBC and fbs. Ct will not show any thing, this is probable a benign condition prone to disappear by itself. ...Read more

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For days I have had temple pressure, twitching and numbness on top of my head right side that numbs my face. What is wrong? How can I make it stop?

For days I have had temple pressure, twitching and numbness on top of my head right side that numbs my face.  What is wrong?  How can I make it stop?

Could be your jaw: To move the jaw joint you have huge muscles on the side of your head that often times can become irritated and inflamed. When irritated they can cause inflammation of nerves leading to numbness as well as pressure and pain. I recommend that you try a completely soft diet, anti-inflammatories as well as ice to the side of your head for 20 minutes four times a day. This should give you relief within a few days, if not you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Sharp stabbing pain on the top left side of my head, numbness in left side of my face, what can it be?

Emergency! Go to ER : Please all 911. Sudden facial numbness might be an evolving stroke. Immediately call 911. Do you have other risk factors besides diabetes for stroke such as elevated bold pressure? This could be an emergency.seek urgent medical attention. Call family/friends to seek help as well. ...Read more

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I have on and off numbness in my forehead and top of my head. It takes over everything I'm thinking about and I'm wondering what it is/what to do. ?

I have on and off numbness in my forehead and top of my head. It takes over everything I'm thinking about and I'm wondering what it is/what to do.

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Keep a diary : Do you also experience hearing or visual changes, or sensory or movement changes in your extremities? If so, then you need an in-person checkup. But probably you don't, & are likely OK. So I would recommend keeping a diary for 1-2 weeks at least, noting timing, nature & associated features whenever these symptoms occur. Get help if still problematic. Hope that helps. ...Read more