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What causes numbness of forehead?

What causes numbness of forehead?

Sens. nerv pathology: The skin is supplied by supra orbital and supra trochlear nerves. An injury to the nerves in forehead or some pathology in the orbit on that side can explain this numbness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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What causes throbbing head pains?

What causes throbbing head pains?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What nerve causes chin tingling?

What nerve causes chin tingling?

Mental nerve: Mental nerve is branch of mandibular division of trigeminal nerve. Which sullies the chin. ...Read more

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What causes sudden numbness?

What causes sudden numbness?

Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in your head?

What causes tingling in your head?

Irritated nerve: If tingling is in back part of head an irritated or pinched nerve in the neck or scalp itself could cause it. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

What causes facial numbness?

Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly an mri. ...Read more

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What causes facial numbness?

Nerve dysfunction: Somehow the nerve impulses are affected by inflammation or swelling of chemical effects. ...Read more

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What causes leg tingling?

What causes leg tingling?

Nerve: This can be from nerve compression from a disk in the spine or arthritis. It can occur in patients with vascular disease of the leg. It can also occur with muscle spasms in the lower back causing associated tingling in the extremity. If it's bothersome enough, see your family md for eval. ...Read more

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What causes neck shakiness?

What causes neck shakiness?

See below: It depends. Can you control it? Is it provoked? Is it constant or intermittens do you have a family history of tremors? Are you on the medications? All this information will help your physician to decide on the diagnostic tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

All at same time?: The only thing that comes to mind is severe hyperventilation which would begin with numbness in lips and mouth and could spread. If this is happening you should see checklist for hyperventilation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

What causes facial tingling, arm pain and headache on the left side?

See below: Symptoms such as this suggest a possible neurological condition. A neurologist would be the best type of doctor to see for these symptoms. This should be dealt with sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in toes?

What causes numbness in toes?

Many things: For a healthy person, probably the most common cause is a neuroma especially if it just two toes that are numb. Other causes are neuropathy for example that whih is associated with diabetes. Tight shoes such as cycling shoes or high heels are another cause. I recommend seeing a podiatrist so you can have a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in legs?

Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read more

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Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

Pulling pain in head arm tingling numbness face numbness what could this be?

MS vs bells palsy vs: your female and age if varies in place and time could be multiple sclerosis, if on one side of face , maybe bells palsy , could be allergic reaction to something, or neck cervical disc injury , if chest pain associated could be heart disease [but your age unlikely unlessn on birth control which increases risks of blood clots] ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes head and neck cancers?

What causes head and neck cancers?

Many Causes: Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers. A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role. ...Read more

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What are the causes of head numbness, burning, and tingling? My cervical spine MRI showed no problems.

What are the causes of head numbness, burning, and tingling? My cervical spine MRI showed no problems.

PT can help: There is a superficial nerve that runs under the hair line/over the scalp. PT can help if it is inflamed/trapped. Reduce your dairy intake if have pain all over your body as well ...Read more

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What can cause facial, neck and head numbness?

All at same time?: The only thing that comes to mind is severe hyperventilation which would begin with numbness in lips and mouth and could spread. If this is happening you should see checklist for hyperventilation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

Many Things: Could be anything from muscle spasm to an infectious process to circulatory problems. You need to sort this out with a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of facial neck and head numbness?

See below: This could be anything from a migraine, a mild stroke or tia, to a pinched nerve in the head and neck region. I would suggest going to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes. Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?

Intermittent head numbness for the past week lasting 2 minutes.  Now it is occuring down my left cheek and on the temple of my head any causes?

Head Numbness: Intermittent head numbness lasting 2 minutes may be caused by irritation of one of the cranial nerves. May be more serious if associated with headache or facial weakness. It would be a good idea to discuss this during an office visit with your PCP so you can be examined for additional findings. ...Read more

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What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

What is d cause of numbness from head to foot?

Hyperventilation: This is a common cause and can include episodic chest pain, shortness of breath, racing heart, and sense of doom. See a doctor and have some basic tests. Breath holding exercises, relaxation therapies, yoga, biofeedback, and practice at heartmath.Com can help to reverse the problem. Calcium and b- vitamins might help. Avoid coffee. You might need to train your mind to control your body. ...Read more

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I know Torticollis can cause headaches can it also cause numbness to ur face/head?

I know Torticollis can cause headaches can it also cause numbness to ur face/head?

Not directly: The nerves that supply the face are cranial nerves that come directly out of the skull and so neck problems do not typically cause facial numbness. The bigger question is what is causing your torticollus. The are certain brain conditions that cause facial numbness and torticollus. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more

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Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?

Yes: Nerve root compression occurs frequently in patients with scoliosis. Numbness at the top of the head would have to do with cervical roots being involved. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

I've had  numbness in my face  and  head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

What causes numbness and tingling in my arm that spreads through my shouldet to my head?

NONSPECIFIC: Possible problem in brachial plexus over shoulder, perhaps nerve compression within neck, or even referred symptoms from problems at elbow or wrist. Have your doctor examine limb and develop a plan to investigate this. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause head numbness and spasms in head that feel like a rope pulling tight?

Fluoxetine (Prozac): Fluoxetineis amongst one of the safer & better tolerated anti-depressants with anxiolytic properties belonging to the ssri class. Headaches have been reported in up to 20% of patients. Spasm & numbness are less commonly reported. Hyperkinesia (commonly confused with spasm) are seen is about 2% of individuals who use this medication. Other things can cause headaches, numbness & spasm. Consult dr. ...Read more

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