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Tingling In Back Of Head Causes
What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that I'm sleep deprived?
I have severe back and chest pain along with neck pain and a weird tingling feeling on my neck/back of head. I have spondylosis but I'm only 22 and this pain is so severe it ruins my life. Had MRIs and xrays and didn't find any real cause.?
Chronic pain: Sometimes it's not easy to diagnose the cause. You may think it's one thing and it could be another. MRI can't pick up nerve damage, vitamin deficiencies, genetic issues, etc. If after a very thorough assessment if nothing comes up than consideration may be given to things like CRPS or fibro. ...Read more
Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?
Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
Lightheaded when sitting and holding head up to look at computer. Neck muscles tight. Tingling in back of head. What is it?
Ear/TMJ/???: Hard to say. Could be one main cause or many triggers. Get to a md/do first. ...Read more
I have tingling sensation on back of head that lasts 15 seconds for past few days, what could this be?
That could be tough: In that it doesn't sound like a disease process. No headaches? No new scalp products? Hair not pulled too tight? Have u been grinding your teeth at night? If this is your only sx and nothing else occurring it will likely be a transient problem in my opinion. If it worsens, evoles into headaches go in. Sometimes we can just tell whether or not something is disease, not it's exact cause. Gd luc. ...Read more
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
Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling and numb feeling around one side of forehead and temple and front of head?
Car accident abi x 2yrs, hit my head on the left, ct-scan obtained unremarkable, memory started to deteriorate, tingling on back of head now, problem?
ABI or TBI: Ct/mri after the initial head injury (up to 2-3 weeks in some cases) may be normal. In this case brain MRI may be normal, but important for ruling out old bleed/sdh. Functional dynamic brain imaging is available but not readily available or affordable. Neuropsychiatric testing can diagnose, define specific deficits & recommend specific treatment. Improvements is seen in those who are proactive. ...Read more
Tingling, stiff feeling on right side of face (random tingling on eye, nose (lip, and front/back of head). Only occurring today. What could this be?
Anxiety: At your age it is most likely nothing. Watch out for a rash since rarely shingles can present this way. Usually you don't get pain in the back of the head. It could be a migraine especially if it is associated with headache and nausea and /or vomiting. It could be trigeminal neuralgia which can be disabling ...Read more
Numb tingling sensation that starts around front right side of head and goes towards back of head. Also needle like pain at one spot then sore 2 touch?
Needs to be evaluate: It is difficult to tell you what is causing your symptoms of tingling sensation, needle like pain and sore to touch. We need detailed history as to exact location of pain and how long you have had and if you have tried any therapy so far. Any associated symptoms in eyes and any relation to your periods and how often this happens. You need physical exam and may need other tests if indicated. See MD ...Read more
Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?
CervicogenicHeadache: 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, dizziness, parasthesias. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Tingling in brain daily for many mths. Freq headaches. Lots of strokes and Alzheimer's in family. When eat wasabi, shoots up nose and to back of head.?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek
Cutaneous allodynia: Cutaneous allodynia is the scalp tenderness and pain with hair movement that can happen when a migraine has gone on for a while until there is "central sensitization." The numbness in forehead and cheek doesn't sound like occipital neuralgia. Hemicrania continua is also a possibility, but less likely. I'm available for consult if you'd like to discuss further. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Broad based r. Paracentral disc protrusion, obliteration of thecal sac. Numb/tingle arm/hand, tinglin/dizzy from back of head to forehead, pain, bad?
Paracentral disc protrusion:
Obviously you saw a specialist, your condition requires removal of the protrusion, as is beginning to compress the spine. And the greater occipital nerves. I noted your medications.
Please take it seriously, see a orthopedic surgeon, get his opinion.
Now days surgery is minimally invasive, and the results are good. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
My doctor diagnosed me with occipital neuralgia but I have tingling in the front of head on one side, temple and forehead?
Temporal arteritis?: If your head about 1-1.5 inches off of the midline at the base of the skull on the same side is NOT tender then you likely do not have an occipital neuralgia. If you have a relatively new pain, fever, chills, very tender to pressure over the right temple, I would wonder about a temporal arteritis altho unlikely. I would see your M.D. again ASAP or if unable, see urgent care or E.R. now. ...Read more
Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?
Pain? Think muscles!: Stresses and work of life causes pain located in micro-scars in muscles of the neck which drive aches, pains and misery. Txmt is a holistic recipe of self-care, wellness, Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors. Tub soaking. As a doctor, I’ve rediscovered modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj, which roots out the pain. ...Read more
Doc said I have occipital neuralgia, but I have a lot of tingling in frontal area around eye/cheek/forehead on right, lot of scalp pain?
Neck out: Your neck might be out, or you may have muscle tension in the back of your neck. ...Read more
Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam. See your physician. ...Read more
Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more
That doesn't sound: Right. Time to go to the er. Sometimes we get one warning before something major. Maybe this is yours. ...Read more
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?
Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more
What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?
What causes a fluttering feeling in back of head? I checked BP and it was normal. Can you get them in perimenopause?
What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head. Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other. What I do for relief?
Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more
No: Vertigo is usually the symptom of middle ear dysfunction and more rarely a manifestation of inadequate blood flow to the brainstem. Small bumps on the back of the head are not related. ...Read more
No: Raynaud's disease is related to vasospasm of the small arteries, usually in the hands and feet. I do not think it would affect the scalp. ...Read more
For the experts - might the cause of bleeding from nose come from hitting back of head 10 days ago?
Highly unlikely: Unless there was a skull base fracture from major trauma I can't come up with an association. ...Read more
When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?
Lhermitte's: Best see your doctor as you have a problem over the posterior spinal cord in your neck. Could be due to inflammation, B-12 deficiency, or cervical stenosis/ spondylosis, and may represent a sentinel sign of further problems. Suggest you seek out an neurology consultative exam. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain all up my back, jaw, and back of head, what could cause this? It just started like an hr ago, & its on and off.
Back, jaw, neck pain:
See a doctor/urgent care / ER. Immediately. Fever? Worse with breathing? Dizziness? Any medical problems? Urinary problems?
Could be less serious spasm from bowel, esophagus, reflux (responds to mylanta), muscular due to position, or more serious gallbladder, ovarian, clots, or heart/vascular if you have an underlying disease, like marfans/ erhlers danlos. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
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