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- I'm actually 15 and my entire head is numb right now, i have no neck problems or anything that my doctor and i know of. I can feel when something's touching my ears, but i have no idea if it hurts or not. there will be some brief periods during the week when i can suddenly feel things around my head. i wake up at 4:00-4:30 every day. i hate my german teacher:), and i have a 6 page paper due in 12 hours and im screwed. Hope i helped
- Numbness on your head may be caused by twisting the neck while the body is flat on its back. This position is achieved most often while asleep; the head lolls to the side with the face facing the left shoulder, or when attempting to watch television in the same position. Blood is not allowed to flow through the neck's artery causing the numbness. The numbness generally goes away when the body is righted, that is, one trains themselves to sleep on their backs with the head in alignment, or the entire body is twisted to face the television when in a lying position. Numbness may also occur when the head rests upon the arm near the temple, but does not occur if the cheek, for example, rests on the same arm. The numbness generally happens within 10 to 15 minutes and the entire right side of the head at the top is without feeling until circulation improves. Circulation is achieved within 5 minutes.
- I am a 24 years old male and it has been many years since my head started getting numb sometimes. I usually get it when I am under a lot of stress and or I fear of something bad going to happen. Mostly it lasts for days but sometimes it goes away in a few hours. And each time my head gets numb I think I have a tumor or something and then it makes it even worse till I see a doctor about it, and be told that its only the anxiety.
- I also suffer from head numbness but it did not start till my car accident 6 years ago. Ever since then, every now and then I get the numbness and the doctors keep telling me it's a migraine What's Going On????? I went to several different doctors and they just don't get it it's not a migraine I can feel it.
- I am a 23 year old male and I frequently experience numbness and tingling in my head, specifically near the back and on the right. It also causes a flight numbness or ache in my right ear. I sincerely worry this is a problem related to cell phone use as I've stupidly had one since I was 11. It seems to get worse when I think about it thought which makes me think I'm just being a hypochondriac, but there are other times I notice it out of no where. It's very weird that there are so many young people around my age with this problem.............
- I GET THE SAME THINGS. i was cutting hair and i had to leave my client because i thought i was about to have a stroke, I'm only 24 years old... i had to get another girl to finish my hair cut as my forehead temple and cheek were all tight and numb feeling went to the doctor and she was like its a migraine. i have migraines a lot and i said no that's not what it is she says its called a Ora migraine. I'm going to look it up however i am still scared for tumors or brain cancer... and same thing as you i was in a car accident and it never happened before that....sometimes the back of my head goes numb and the center of my spine too... always on the left side i am booked in with a nuerologist!!!
- Dude this is freakin' weird! I AM 24 ALSO and have the same problem with the numbness!!! Though I was not in a car accident I woke up one morning and my whole head was numb and I could feel the blood rushing back to it as I got up but tingling and pain was still there for the rest of the day! Then I figured it was me cutting off my circulation while I slept until it started randomly happening during the day and other random times! It never stopped and even as I type this my the whole back of my head is about to be numb now. . . THIS SUCKS AZZ!!! I have always had problems with my scalp cause it is tender in the center and ridiculously painful sometimes (sensitive) hair dressers call it acute tender head-a- something or other but the numbness is new and gotta go!!! I thinking Im about to have a stroke or heart attack or something!!! What the hell are we supposed to do?
I am a 24 year old female and am shocked to discover there are other people the same age with the same problem with numbness and tingling of the head. I too get anxious when I have symptoms of any sort and it took me a while to gather the nerve to even look up what might be the cause of the symptoms. I too was in a car accident when I was nineteen and suffered whip lash, but only recently started experiencing these symptoms. I am relieved to hear that what I am experiencing might be less severe then a brain hemorrhage or cancer. I really scared of going to the doctor. Please keep updating your posts about what the doctors say so I can also know what might be wrong with me.
How weird, I am also 24 and a hair stylist. I suffer from migraines, neck & shoulder pain from my job etc. For the first time today the back of my head went numb and very cold feeling, which to me was a bit strange. I have had a pretty medium headache all day today. I went home and went to bed and somewhat later my head started going numb and down my back in the middle around my spine with the cold feeling again. Prehaps my spine is out and pinching on some nerves??I have not been in a car accident before but have slipped and fallen straight onto my back hitting my head on wooden floor receiving whiplash then.
Finding a Neurologist and requesting a mri and a having your brain scanned will be the best thing you could do. Upon you getting that done, ask the doctor if they can look for Chiari 1 Malformation. More information on that you can find on: http://www.asap.org/index.php/disorders/chiari-malformation
You never want to assume or diagnose yourself.
Well folkes I am pushing 50 know and had this cold head for many years ,stayed away from dinning rooms that are air condintioned etc.
I wear a ball cap ever day and a bed cap every night to bed.
Been to a few Doctors.They believe I frozze my head to many times working up north. Not !
There is hope. It is mostly in the neck . Chiropractors helped some .
But what realy helped me is taking 2 Calcium pills 500mg each before bed time.
It took about 2 weeks to notice a diffence.
Must be because we have not been drinking enough milk ,more pop and beer etc.
Joints are working better ,maybe allowing more blood flow to the scalp now.
Still wear a cap in cool days,just don't need a hot shower or use of a hiar dryer in the morning.
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Provided you have ruled out a stroke. I have had this sensation occur and it was due to a misalignment in my vertebrae pressing on nerves. I went to my chiropractor and he res…olved the issue in 2 minutes. With bi-weekly follow-ups, it has never returned. It could be as simple as stress. When we get stressed or even just sitting all day at a computer (at work) our necks and back take a beating. You could have a pinched nerve in your back or neck. My bet it's your neck. Here's a test: Just up on the meaty part of your upper shoulders, press down quite hard with your fingers and see if this numbness goes away. Don't forget to try it on both sides. Also use the flat of your fingers and press firmly up the base of your neck. If the numbness subsides, you have a neck problem. If this is the case and you can afford to go to a massage therapist please do. If you can't afford it get someone to massage your neck or put some heat on it and take a break for a bit. Be sure your pillow on your bed is a good one and craddles your neck area. If it doesn't you can buy a sponge pillow with the neck support quite cheap or you can go to a drug store and ask if they sell the sponge roll to put inside your pillow case just below your original pillow. I use the roll and find I have gotten rid of a lot of numbness and neck pain. If this doesn't work it's worth seeing your doctor to be sure you don't have any type of nerve damage. I highly doubt it, but it can't hurt to have it checked out. Good luck Marcy this could be bells pallsy. the nerve travelling through the ear cannal becomes swollen and damaged. it would feel like being under a dental anasthetic on one side of the face
Numbness of the teeth can be brought on by clenching your teeth or grinding as you sleep (see your dentist) or sinus infections (clogged sinuses as well) or facial nerve d…amage possibly by an accident. It is best to see your doctor about this and if they find nothing then please see your dentist. If you do grind your teeth you'll probably have to wear a "bruxing guard" for awhile. Please do, because if you don't you could end up with aching teeth (not caused by cavaties) or TMJ (of the jaw) mainly in women.
lack of blood causes numbness The numbness of your fingertips could be caused by variety of reasons and medical conditions. If the numbness is more pronounced in the mor…nings and is accompanied by some bluish discoloration, you may have a blood circulation problem. In a few cases, numbness in fingers may also point to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals. In extreme cases, your symptoms could also be caused by a form of peripheral nerve damage caused by Type II diabetes. If there is a history of diabetes in your family, please consult a physician at the earliest. You should also visit a doctor if the numbness persists for several days at a stretch, or if you begin to experience any pain. However, your symptoms appear similar to those seen in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a form of repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused due to prolonged repetitive movements of the hands and wrist. Commonly, such an RSI is linked to the nature of your work. For example, extended typing on a keyboard can produce pressure on the carpal tunnel, which forms a tunnel through which the median nerve runs to your fingers. Any pressure on this tunnel can compress the nerve, leading to the type of numbness you have described. You could also experience similar numbness if you sleep in an awkward position with your hands under your body, putting pressure on the nerves of your fingers. If so, a simple change in sleeping positions will reduce the numbness.
It can, although peripheral neuropathy usually occurs first in the feet.
Go and see a qualified medical practitioner (a doctor) if you are concerned about your health.
Two common causes would be psychosomatic disorders or the disease, Leprosy.
because your nerves are so filled up with pain that they cant feel anymore hope that helped
Yes , but it is not the Not the arthritis itself however the inflammation involved with it can. inflammation in the carpel tunnel in the hand just below the wrist can put pres…sure on the nerves in the fingers. in the case of carpel tunnel Numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two fingers of one or both hands. Arthritis around the elbow on the other hand can cause compression of the ulnar nerve leading to the same problem to the rest of the hand.
I think its from lack of blood flow. Probably poor circulation of the legs. numbness probably occurs due to compression of a nerve as sleeping foot occurs if sciatic nerve is… compressed
The main cause of numbness is the lack of circulation of blood. Some people have a condition where they have extremely low circulation of blood through their feet, which shoul…d be verified by a doctor. Though, numbness can occur in anybody's right foot, but its all because of the lack of circulation of the blood through the right foot.
Numbness after falling and hitting your head can be a sign of a concussion. When the head is struck, the softer brain will hit up against the hard skull.
Well, if it is only in one arm (not including the right leg or face as well - which could indicate stroke) then I would say probably nerve irritation, pressure or damage, most… likely occurring somewhere between where the nerve leaves the spine, and the arm. It could be from muscle tension or inflammation somewhere along the nerve causing pressure or irritation of the nerve. I get it from inflammation in my spine. I have arthritis, disk damage and osteophytes (bone spurs) so the spaces where the nerves exit the spine are small. All it takes is a little inflammation to cut off the nerve flow. The best thing I've found for me is yoga and stretching, 800 mg of ibuprofen and some visits with my massage therapist.
Don't panicccc!!!!!! It ciuld just be stress or migraines!!!! If you have neck artheritis it could be this is the cause!!!! Go see a doctor fast
You may have a problem with your brain. Throbbing pain in the back of the head is a sign that the back of your brain is slightly lower down your neck then it should be. …I have this condition myself. It is not a problem you should be very concerned about as the only thing this problem causes is headaches.
There are enough different conditions or disorders that might manifest as a feeling of numbness or loss of sensation in areas of the torso, that the only way to know what migh…t be the cause is to have the symptoms evaluated by a medical professional. Anytime there is numbness or tingling in any area of the body, there is cause to seek urgent medical attention, since some causes can be very serious and may result in a permanent condition or nerve damage without intervention on a timely basis. It is best not to delay an evaluation of these symptoms. The cause of the numbness can only be determined with a complete history of the symptoms, such as when they started, if they have happened before, how exactly you describe the feelings, the exact location of the numbness, plus a thorough physical exam with probably some laboratory and/or other medical testing.
if blood circulation is restricted, for some time ,such feeling is felt.