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What Is Causing The Tingling In My Neck
I was diagnosed with cervical vertigo. I was wondering what causes the tingling sensations in my neck, upper back, head, and unusual head sensations?
Cervical vertigo: I continue to be worried when doctors don't clearly help you understand what the problem is and the doctor should take necessary time to get the problems under control. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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
Not typically : The nerves that supply sensation to the face are cranial nerves that exit directly out of the skull and so are not typically associated with cervical spine problems directly. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?
Dr. Roy G. Spurling : When you turn your head to one side & experience tingling and shooting pain (radiculopathy) in your arm, upper back or shoulder region on the same side your neck was turned to, it may be indicative of a pinched nerve (foraminal stenosis; nerve root impingement. Modification of this maneuver performed by the doctor is called spurling's maneuver or sign, named after the neurosurgeon who named it. ...Read more
Yes: A pinched nerve certainly can, most notably in a distribution starting at the base of your skull in the back and wrapping up around your scalp and onto your forehead on one side. Irritation to some nerves in your neck can also lead to lower face and head tingling as well. If it progresses, or if it does not go away in a few weeks, you may need some imaging to make sure there is no entrapment. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Most likely you have disc space narrowing in your cervical thoracic spine.which can compress the nerves to cause these symptoms. I Millions of Americans suffer from these annoying symptoms, for which a proper diagnosis is essential. Your primary doctor or Neurologist can order MRI of spine and brain to document this. In most cases, a regimen of physical therapy would be extremely helpful. ...Read more
Tingling and numbnes: Most likely this is nothing to worry about. If persisting and getting worse you should get evaluated for any cervical spine problems. ...Read more
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