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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Hi. Pinch nerve in neck. (Right side) felt zaps in arm & back . Tried to go back to sleep , felt like nerves went away & pinch pain in scalp , Loss of sensation for a bit , what is this??

Hi. Pinch nerve in neck. (Right side) felt zaps in arm & back . Tried to go back to sleep , felt like nerves went away & pinch pain in scalp , Loss of sensation for a bit , what is this??

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. As you say, it could be a pinched nerve, otherwise known as a radiculopathy. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Dr. Chaim Colen
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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation  pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well. Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What cause the scalp to give an crawling sensation?

What cause the scalp to give an crawling sensation?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is many times a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia may be caused by disorders that affect a person's central nervous system, such as transient ischemic attacks or strokes, encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, or transverse myelitis. Vascular lesions or tumors pressing against a person's spinal cord or brain may also cause paresthes. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

R/O DYSESTHESIAS: DYSESTHESIAS ARE ABN SENSORY NERVE IMPULSES. You need a through exam and lab testing. Especially evaluation for MS/CNS LYME/CNS SS/CNS SARCOIDOSIS . A full lab W/U and auto-Immune W/U . MRI OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD. LP FOR MBP & OLIGOCLONAL BANDS. If all of this has been done and is normal. It may be secondary to FIBROMYALGIA . I would recommend a GF diet and trial of CYMBALTA v LYRICA V SAVELLA ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam
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Dr. Vasu Brown
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I have a burning sensation on my scalp and face?

I have  a burning sensation on my scalp and face?

Tooth issues: When there is local issue usually cause is nearby - could be tooth fillings or emf field due to cell phone usage - learn what the issue is and how to correct these. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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I have a burning sensation on my scalp and face what can it be. It get worse at night.?

I have  a burning sensation on my scalp and face what can it be. It get worse at night.?

See md: This could represent contact allergy, or sign of internal problems. See md to review drug history- new medications or new generics? Recent chemical exposure? New hair products? Blood tests and possible skin biopsy may be necessary for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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