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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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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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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 can cause tingling or numbness in your head?

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?

What arch: The answer is yes sometimes that happens especially if the tooth is near a foramina, opening in the bone where the nerve comes out. There are other reasons for hypothesia, diminshed sensations, and parathesia, loss of sensation, .More likely in lower arch. ...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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