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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Neck Is Tingling

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 in my shoulder . And. My neck is very tight what does that mean and what can I do

I have tingling in my shoulder . And. My neck is very tight what does that mean and what can I do

Physical therapy: The two may relate: the neck could have strain/sprain, but maybe underlying spondylosis, or degenerative disc disease, or even disc protrusion. The shoulder tingling could represent nerve root referral symptoms, but may be due to notalgia paresthetica if shoulder blade. Consider a problem in the brachial plexus. First, get fully examined, and maybe get physical therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

What does it mean when your arm has a tingling sensation from the neck down to ur finger tips and then get numb? Any answers

? Spinal Stenosis: This may be due to arthritis or stenosis (narrowing) of her cervical spine causing compression and irritation of the spinal cord and nerves in your neck. You should discuss it further with your doctor and if needed see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am having neck pain and facial tingling on my right side only. Also my right arm is always cold. What could this mean?

I am having neck pain and facial tingling on my right side only. Also my right arm is always cold. What could this mean?

Multiple causes: You may have jaw joint disfunction (TMD) which is a dental problem. The sore joint would be just in front of the ear. This could cause neck ache but no arm coldness. Sympathetic nervous responses are highly variable and respond negatively to tension. Relax, do grind your teeth or clench your jaw. ...Read more

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My parathyroid test result was 6. I have symptoms (tingling & more) & hashimoto's but dr says it doesn't mean anything. Do u agree?

My parathyroid test result was 6.  I have symptoms (tingling & more) & hashimoto's but dr says it doesn't mean anything.  Do u agree?

Probably: If your PTH level is significantly low, seizures are usually present, so your symptoms may be associated with another underlying disorder or deficiency. Continue the on-going evaluation with your doctor, as the results of some tests may lead to the ordering of other tests and referrals to other doctors. ...Read more

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Could there be a cause for lower /neck back tickle (not tingling) feeling? It is painless.

Could there be a cause  for lower /neck back tickle (not tingling) feeling?  It is painless.

Usually: Usually caused by minor skin irritation. Could be from particular shirt collar, necklace, bag strap, ingrown hair, fungal infection to name just a few. Sometimes ensuring that the skin is adequately hydrated is enough to relief the tickle. ...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

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What could be causing this peculiar jerk/spasm of the neck & shoulder that follows an intense tingling?

What could be causing this peculiar jerk/spasm of the neck & shoulder that follows an intense tingling?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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Sharp jolting pain/tingling in head especially after turning neck or chewing. Feels like something about to snap in head. Leaves tingling feeling?

Sharp jolting pain/tingling in head especially after turning neck or chewing. Feels like something about to snap in head. Leaves tingling feeling?

Blockers and discs: Toxins, pathogens, allergens in the head, cervical spine, and TM joiints could give rise to pain in the head. Snapping sensation could be displacing discs in either the cervical spine or the TM joints. Get checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a slight tingling sensation on my left side (neck area). It goes away after a few seconds, then appears again. Any ideas as to what it could be?

I have a slight tingling sensation on my left side (neck area). It goes away after a few seconds, then appears again. Any ideas as to what it could be?

Nerve irritation: It is likely muscle related nerve irritation. If it doesn't go away in a few weeks, or if there is a lump in the area, you should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more