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Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
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In brief: Can’t tell you “why”

Does “numb” mean no sensation at all or something else? Numbness of an entire hemicranium w/o other Sx is unusual.
(Doubt the “soreness” is related.) In the brain, ?migraines or ?MS, much less likely stroke or tumor. In the neck, maybe C1-C2 cord lesion (?MS ?tumor) but unlikely. It’s completely unrealistic of you to expect an answer to “why” here. See your doctor, sooner rather than later.

In brief: Can’t tell you “why”

Does “numb” mean no sensation at all or something else? Numbness of an entire hemicranium w/o other Sx is unusual.
(Doubt the “soreness” is related.) In the brain, ?migraines or ?MS, much less likely stroke or tumor. In the neck, maybe C1-C2 cord lesion (?MS ?tumor) but unlikely. It’s completely unrealistic of you to expect an answer to “why” here. See your doctor, sooner rather than later.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Numbness

Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness.
You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away.

In brief: Numbness

Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness.
You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away.
Dr. Joy Jackson
Dr. Joy Jackson
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