Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community
Sore tongue
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Head & Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sore tongue

This quesion is for my aunt. She has been saying that the top of her tonge is sore and she says it doen't hurt to talk, eat,swallow or anything. She is also saying that when she gets a head ache her face feels numb. What could be the problem?
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
The symptoms could be related to neck-tongue syndrome. There is upper nuchal (neck) or occipital pain on one side of the head, with or without numbness in these areas. This is accompanied by simultaneous ipsilateral (same side) numbness of the tongue. This numbness is caused by compression of the second cervical root (C2) in the atlantoaxial space. . Do discuss this with your doctor (both dentist and orthopedic specialist) and get yourself examined.  
Hemifacial numbness could be due to common cold, sinusitis, ear infection, sensory nerve compression, peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes, inflamed wisdom tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, dental caries, etc  Hemi facial numbness is also seen in Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia where a spasm may cause numbness, or due to acoustic neuroma which is a benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve.
Please ask your aunt to consult a doctor, preferably a neurologist. Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1439824912
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ