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What can cause a tingling sensation in my neck and upper back?

What can cause a tingling sensation in my neck and upper back?

LHERMITTE'S: If the spinal cord is irritated locally, an electrical shock like sensation may be experienced on flexion or extension. Can be seen in MS, cervical disc disease, B-12 issues. Consider a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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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 was diagnosed with cervical vertigo. I was wondering what causes the tingling sensations in my neck, upper back, head, and unusual head sensations?

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

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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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Can face tingling be caused by neck injury?

Can face tingling be caused by neck injury?

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

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Might a pinched nerve in your neck cause shooting pains when you turn your head and cause tingling?

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

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause tingling in face and head?

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

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What could cause tingling in my left arm and if i move neck it goes away?

What could cause tingling in my left arm and if i move neck it goes away?

Most likely: Arthritis in your cervical spine that impinges on a neerve root when your neck is in a certain position. Please see an orthopedic specialist or a neurosurgeon or neurologist for further work-up and treatment recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would cause tingling, a shaky feeling in the upper body, as well as neck and back pain?

What would cause tingling, a shaky feeling in the upper body, as well as neck and back pain?

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

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What causes tingling and numbness on left side of neck, lasting approximately fifteen seconds?

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