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When I hold my head down, I feel a tingling sensation down my back and in my arms. What causes this?

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

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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 get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

Nerve reaction: It is possible that you are impinging parts of the nervous system with this maneuver. Tingling sensations (paresthesiae) certainly suggest a nerve type reaction and you should try modifying your stretching technique. ...Read more

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I get a tingling sensation on my middle back and left hand fingertips. What can cause this?

I get a tingling sensation on my middle back and left hand fingertips. What can cause this?

Unlikely: That these are connected. While there are some major neurological disorders that are possible, random paresthesias are often insignificant. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling next to spinal cord? A few months ago I was in an auto accident - I was fine, but a week later I began to feel numbness and a tingling sensation in my upper back a few inches to the right of my spinal cord. This feel

What would cause numbness and tingling next to spinal cord? A few months ago I was in an auto accident - I was fine, but a week later I began to feel numbness and a tingling sensation in my upper back a few inches to the right of my spinal cord. This feel

Muscle spasms: Thick bands of muscles are located on both sides of the spinal column. Often following injury these will go into spasm and even pinch nerves that result in tingling and numbness. Good relaxation, stretching, yoga, etc may help. Muscle relaxant medications may help. Massage may help. Good neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I get a burning tingling sensation on my upper back (lung area) I do not have a cough, although I am a 'social smoker' for 20 years.

I get a burning tingling sensation on my upper back (lung area) I do not have a cough, although I am a 'social smoker' for 20 years.

Well: I have found lung cancer in patients without a cough and up to 2 packs a week of tobacco is a lot over 20 years. I would get it checked out and maybe get a chest x ray to start out with. ...Read more

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Hi. Just today out of nowhere I started getting a tingling numb sensation in my lower back. Is this something I should worry about?

Hi. Just today out of nowhere I started getting a tingling numb sensation in my lower back. Is this something I should worry about?

It depends on....: Symptoms like you have described can come and go on their own. So I would advise you to monitor yourself for few days and do not worry about the potential cause (as we may not find it). Try to relax and take a daily walk, preferably early in the morning. If these symptoms continue and start getting worse over next 1-2 weeks, then you will need a medical check up by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common to have body aches after sneezing? I experience a burning and tingling sensation in my chest and back after sneezing, and arm pain.

Is it common to have body aches after sneezing? I experience a burning and tingling sensation in my chest and back after sneezing, and arm pain.

Muscle pulling or mr: This could be muscle pulling. And exercise program at strengthen his muscles would be something that might help you. Another possibility is some type of nerve pinch. However it seems to be into many places. I would see your physician and discuss these options and see if you can place yourself in the therapeutic exercise approach to help modify this discomfort ...Read more

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Is it common to have body aches after sneezing? I experience a burning and tingling sensation in my chest and back after sneezing, and arm pain.

See a doctor ASAP: This suggests that you are having neurological symptoms as a result of pressure in your head/brain or your cervical spine and you need urgent detailed evaluation. See a neurologist STAT. Go to an ER if necessary. Hope this works out well. ...Read more

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What can cause a tingling sensation in my neck and upper back?

What can cause a tingling sensation in my neck and upper back?

LHERMITTE'S: If the spinal cord is irritated locally, an electrical shock like sensation may be experienced on flexion or extension. Can be seen in MS, cervical disc disease, B-12 issues. Consider a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a constant headache for a year & now I have a tingling sensation in the back of my head only last a few short seconds everyday why?

Hi I have had a constant headache for a year & now I have a tingling sensation in the back of my head only last a few short seconds everyday why?

See your Doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your PCP for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have tingling sensation on one spot on my back mid left side recently it's more frequent and leave an ache lower back. A little leg ache too.?

I have tingling sensation on one spot on my back mid left side recently it's more frequent and leave an ache lower back. A little leg ache too.?

LB tingling: May be from spine-sciatica like. ganglion cyst or even kidney, ovary, lymph nodes or colon. Rarely MS. NSAIDS if not allergic may help but be evaluated to rule out ovary kidney/ colon may consider CT of abodmen f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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For two days I am feeling a kind of tingling sensation at the back of my ankle of my left leg. Can also feel blood flow at that part. Possible reason?

For two days I am feeling a kind of tingling sensation at the back of my ankle of my left leg. Can also feel blood flow at that part. Possible reason?

Blood tingling: Interesting. If you put you finger tip there can you feel a kind of buzzing with each heartbeat? You MIGHT have a small aneurysm or other abnormality in one of the arterial branches. Its also possible to have a blood clot on the venous side. Have your family doc look and listen. If it starts to get painful or you get short of breath, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have a cold tingling sensation at the back of my throat, could it be from drinking lemon water? Also tingling and numbness in hand

I have a cold tingling sensation at the back of my throat, could it be from drinking lemon water? Also tingling and numbness in hand

See MD: Hand numbness likely is due to pressure on the nerve either from damage, inflammation or direct pressure. Throat sensation can be topical in nature - not likely lemon water, but excess acid could irritate it. This may also be nerve related. So, get to the MD and find out what is going on. You may be referred to some specialists as needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I've been feeling a tingley sensation in my back. Sometimes it's a cold tingle and sometimes it feels like it's tingling and burning?

Sciatica: Usually when people feel tingling or burning especially in the back there is a concern for nerve impingement or involvement. Therefore it is appropriate to see a sports medicine doctor or PMR physician for a complete examination and consideration of a MRI and nerve test. There are local injections or medications some of which may be topical that can help. Acupuncture and PT may be a consideration ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation on my left side of my upper back area. What could this be?

I have a tingling sensation on my left side of my upper back area. What could this be?

Cervical Radiculopat: A pinched nerve can send abnormal sensations into adjacent areas that it serves. Local nerve compression at the root or after the nerve leaves the vertebral column can cause pain, numbness or weakness. ...Read more

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I hit my friend's spine and he told me he got spine tingling sensation. What can I do to cure him?

I hit my friend's spine and he told me he got spine tingling sensation. What can I do to cure him?

YOU shouldn't do...: ...ANYTHING unless YOU are a licensed health care professional who deals with orthopedic/neurologic problems & can see him as a patient. I don't know how hard this guy's spine was hit, but, if he's still having symptoms at this time, the only way to help him is to get him to seek medical care. This is NOT something to mess around with. ...Read more

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I have a tingling/tickling sensation in the back am area keeping me awake and all day. What's causing it?

I have a tingling/tickling sensation in the back am area keeping me awake and all day. What's causing it?

Physical exam: You need to go to your doctor to have a physical exam. A "tingling" type of sensation may indicate nerve pain. However, pain that keeps a person awake at night is especially indicative that you need to be seen. A full history and physical exam by a physician is the proper venue to get your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Everytime someone helps me or does something nice I get this tingling tickle pleasurable sensation from my neck and whole back, explanation causes??

Everytime someone helps me or does something nice I get this tingling tickle pleasurable sensation from my neck and whole back, explanation causes??

The Pleasure center: In YOUR brain is connected to your neck which in turn is connected to your back and triggers what you've heard people talk about as that "warm fuzzy feeling inside." Personally, when I see a movie with a particularly emotional scene or a parent lamenting over their child with Cancer and break down...I get a tingly sensation in my nose. Strong emotions can provoke funny feelings of all types. ...Read more