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What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that i'm sleep deprived?

What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that i'm sleep deprived?

Superficial nerve: This sounds like merely an irritable, superficial nerve in your scalp and probably is not related to being sleep deprived. If symptoms worsen or headaches develop, have a physician check it. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have tingling sensation on back of head that lasts 15 seconds for past few days, what could this be?

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

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Light headed tingling nausea headaches in back of head?

Light headed tingling nausea headaches in back of head?

Headaches : The symptoms you describe are vague and nonspecific. The causes range from arthritis in the neck to a lack of sufficient blood flow to the back of the brain. See a neurologist for imaging and an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Pressure buildup in back of head when lying down feels like fluid. Ct LP and MRI supposedly clear. Pressure and tingling also there when upright?

Pressure buildup in back of head when lying down feels like fluid.  Ct LP and MRI supposedly clear.  Pressure and tingling also there when upright?

Think muscles!!!: You have a muscle issue in the neck and shoulders because they work together. Tightness in these muscles will pinch nerves and trigger all types of odd pain sensations. For chronic pain suffers a wellness program of vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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Have sinus infection, experiencing tingling pressure in the top and back of head, normal? Also on period and feel lightheaded. Is that normal?

Have sinus infection, experiencing tingling pressure in the top and back of head, normal? Also on period and feel lightheaded. Is that normal?

Middle meatus: syndrome can produce a pressure like pain that radiates to the vertex (top of the head) It results from a blockage of the middle opening in the nasal cavity from swollen mucosa or a bone spur (or both) See an ENT if unsure of the diagnosis ...Read more

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Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

Best med(s)/plan for headache:concussion and neck sprain from sports injury? Neuro seen, have tingling back of head, stiff neck, nausea one month later

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve. Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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