For the past 2 years I've experienced neck pain, tension like headaches as well as ocipital headaches, occasional dizziness, and within the past few months I've also noticed mild facial pain/numbness/tingling.
I've seen a TMJ specialist about it and haven't noticed a change in symptoms with my sleep guard to prevent teeth grinding. An MRI and CT Scan revealed bone spurs on my cervial spine that the doctors claims wasn't bad enough to cause nerve impingement. These tests are about a year old and I'm wondering if my condition has worsened, hence the new facial symptoms.
So, my question is, can anything related to the cervical spine cause facial tingling along with everything else I'm experiencing? I've read different things regarding Trigeminal Neuralgia and the cranial nerve roots and how these can sometimes be affected by cervical spine disorders but I was wanting to get more information or advice if you guys can help me.
Your cervical spine innervates ALOT. Your symptoms sounds like a cervical spine problem. I just love when the physician tells you "yeah, there is something wrong, but it is not a major problem yet." Meanwhile, you are living off tylenol, advil, motrin, pain killers, etc. to relieve your symptoms. I think some people just don't fit "textbook symptoms" to a tee; they present atypical meaning the problem the physician is calling "no biggie" is big for that specific patient. I wish assessments were more tailored to each patient then "cookie cutter"
Secondly, I would request another MRI of your cervical spine since it has been a year and you are having more symptoms. Also, a referral to a Neurologist.
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