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What Causes Head Numbness
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What neurological problem can cause chest pain, arm tingling/numbness, numbness on the right side of head and face and fatigue?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
What are the causes of head numbness, burning, and tingling? My cervical spine MRI showed no problems.
Past weeks I've had severe migraines,woken up with right sided body numbness and now im having head numbness for the past few days on and off causes?
I woke up at night as I had right sided body numbness. A few days later I had transient paresthesia in left head and face any possible causes?
Numbness: Several things come to mind but you need to see a healthcare provider to have this checked out. Certainly not normal for someone your age. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Transient numbness on top of head and thoracic scoliosis link? Could scoliosis caused a nerve to be compressed?
From a few months the back side and the middle of my head is aching and numbness with and I am sleepy all time what may be the cause?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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