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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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I get like pins and needles in head and cheek bones and my nose go tight and my eyes go every and then they hurt when I touch the top of my eyes?

I get like pins and needles in head and cheek bones and my nose go tight and my eyes go every and then they hurt when I touch the top of my eyes?

Here are some...: Sorry to see you be a sufferer from what you reported, which just suggests possible some disorders in the described region like sinus infection or from far site like neuralgia from cranial nerves. To sort the related things out correctly has not to be that hard by following instructions described in <a href="http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://formefirst ...Read more

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Numb head on an off for 1yr getting more regular pins and needles in extremities left eye sight now restricted chest tight. Doc said don't work 30yrs?

Numb head on an off for 1yr getting more regular pins and needles in extremities left eye sight now restricted chest tight. Doc said don't work 30yrs?

Seems neurological: From your short history it seems like your symptoms are getting worse. Are the pins and needles in all 4 extremities? Are you having blurry vision? Where is the head numbness? Any other symptoms such as balance problem, incontinence, weakness? Thinks to consider in the differential are MS, transverse myelitis, or other CNS pathology. The peripheral nervous system seems less likely... ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my head?

Pins and needles in my head?

? Headache: It would be helpful to get more information. Consult a physician if it is not getting better with rest, tylenol/ibuprofen (if not told to avoid these). ...Read more

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Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Many reason: Head tingling has many possibilities. I suggest to record your complaints and visit your doctor/ or neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Pins and needles hours after lumba puncture, heavy knee's the next morning...head feeling okay.?

Needs followup: Did you receive a Spinal Anesthetic, or was it a diagnostic lumbar puncture? Please follow up with the physician who performed the procedure, the presence of the pins and needles is a concern. ...Read more

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I have a 5c cyst between my shoulders and head above the muscles, could that be causing the pins and needles in the crown of my head?

I have a 5c cyst between my shoulders and head above the muscles, could that be causing the pins and needles in the crown of my head?

Maybr but doubt: It may if it presses on nerves, but I doubt it is doing that. It depends on the extent. It could be a sebaceous cyst or even a lipoma. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Husband complaining of fuzziness to right side of head also very anxious occasionally getting pins and needles he is 46 and on ramipril?

Husband complaining of fuzziness to right side of head also very anxious occasionally getting pins and needles he is 46 and on ramipril?

Fuzziness: I suspect anxiety is probably involved here esp if your pins and needles sensation is over several areas of your body. I suspect because you have high BP you are concerned about a stroke. I doubt that this is possible, but your pcp will sort it out for u. ...Read more

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Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Having sharp short pains on my head, not like pins and needles when something "falls asleep" but like I just got poked with a small sewing needle.?

Need more info: I really need more information to answer this question. What location of your head does occur? Do you get any associated symptoms with the stabbing headaches? Blurry vision, double vision, fluid leakage from ears or nasal passages, headaches worsened in light, weakness of arms and /or legs, neck pain? Any history of closed head injury? First I would start with a brain mri. ...Read more

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I have woke twice now with pins and needles on the top right side of my head. I have seizures is this a type of seizure. If not what does it mean?

I have woke twice now with pins and needles on the top right side of my head. I have seizures is this a type of seizure. If not what does it mean?

Consider: Your description of outcome does not confirm or disconfirm that a nocturnal seizure occurred with subsequent pins and needles, but perhaps this is merely a positional phenomenon causing a compression of the greater occipital nerve on the right. Discuss with your neurologist and perhaps get updated eeg. ...Read more

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Hi, I've recently been having a fear of going sick, and now I'm Having pins and needles on the left side of my head, what is this? I also have asthma

Hi, I've recently been having a fear of going sick, and now I'm Having pins and needles on the left side of my head, what is this? I also have asthma

M.D. appointment: I would suggest a review of your asthma plan. If you have any weakness, pain, nausea, change in coordination, or worsening, please see your physician. More information is needed. Virtual appts can be made as well. ...Read more

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Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head. And on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Left side face feels like pins and needles...goes to back of head. And on top of my head....happens sometimes...had test check arteries....everything?

Could be: Beginning of Bell's palsy which is an inflammation of the facial nerve. Also could be another kind of pinched nerve, early shingles, or TMJ which is an inflammation of the jaw joint. See a doctor and get this checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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I sometimes awake from sleeping and my head/scalp feels like it has fallen asleep. It will get pins and needles and be fine again. Whydoes thishappen?

I sometimes awake from sleeping and my head/scalp feels like it has fallen asleep. It will get pins and needles and be fine again. Whydoes thishappen?

Head sleepy: How long does that go on for? . Are u on any medications? . Any other symptoms? . I will be more than glad to give advice if more info., otherwise recommend u see your family doc. Soon. ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area.?

My husband keeps getting a pins and needles sensation in the back of his head which only goes when he insist on banging his head on that area.?

Pins & needles: The most common cause of pins and needles sensation in the back of the head is a pinched nerve in the neck, usually secondary to significant arthritis or disk degeneration. If the pain is constant, it is understandable that he might want to bang his head just to distract himself from a worse pain, but this isn't the best way to deal with it. Have him see a doctor. Treatments are available. ...Read more

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Hi, for the past week I have been getting a pins and needles sensation up both my arms, chest and head. This happens twice a day and lasts for 30secs?

Hi, for the past week I have been getting a pins and needles sensation up both my arms, chest and head. This happens twice a day and lasts for 30secs?

See a neurologist: If it happens when you bend your neck forward or to either side, that could represent lhermitte sign, the sensation of shocking, needling or zapping traveling through your neck & arms. Get it checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does pins and needles on the left side of your head mean?

What does pins and needles on the left side of your head mean?

Paresthesiae: Or pins and needles are symptoms of a damaged nerve which provides sensation to that area of the skin. It could be a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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What does the feeling of pins and needles in on top of head mean?

What does the feeling of pins and needles in on top of head mean?

Nothing specific: You may have had whiplash injury with headaches or nerve irritation over the back of the head? It may be a pre-symptom of migraine headache.
Check your scalp for skin or hair changes when can indicate allergy or inflammation.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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On and of all day the one side of my head and face starts getting like pins and needles in them?

On and of all day the one side of my head and face starts getting like pins and needles in them?

This needs clarifica: Thi \s needs clarification. Since this is always on the same side of teh face could be atypical facial pain, trigeminal neurologia or migrain or a neurologic problem. You need to see your physician and a neurologist ...Read more

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Every now and the I'm getting this feeling like pins and needles going up the back of my head what could this be?

Nerve or paresthesia: This need to be clarified from the differential diagnosis of whether this pain is neurological verses skin sensations also called paresthesias. ...Read more

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I am constantly have pins and needles in middle of my head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

I am constantly have pins and needles in middle of my head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

Need to be examined: See your primary doctor first, may be a pinched nerve, may be your cervical spine, can use warm compresses and some pain killers till you see your doctor, avoid faulty/prolonged pc or tablet reading, good luck ...Read more

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I am constantly have pins and needles in my right side head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

I am constantly have pins and needles in my right side head mostly in the back follow up neck pain (tender to touch)?

Paresthesia?: Pins and needles sensation can be a sign of sensory nerve entrapment, which could result from trauma, degenerative disease or other entrapment syndrome originating from the neck. Best to be safe and get an examination and appropriate testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having back of head tingling/pins and needles at random points during the day + headaches and temple pain. What could it be?

Need a full history: I have a lot of questions I'd like to ask you to answer your question. Feel free to request a virtual consult with me, I look forward to helping you. ...Read more

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When I put my head down to my chest I have a pins and needles sensation into the back of my legs, is this a pinched nerve? If yes what can I do for it

When I put my head down to my chest I have a pins and needles sensation into the back of my legs, is this a pinched nerve? If yes what can I do for it

Maybe or Maybe not: It could be caused by cervical stenosis, with pressure on your spinal cord. However, there are other things that could cause this, so go see a spinal surgeon for evaluation to rule out any spinal cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling head right side?

Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling head right side?

Have any neck pain?: Cervical spine problems can cause radiculopathy symptoms like what you have. Get an xray of neck spine, in addn. To regular evaluation by your Primary care doctor. ...Read more