I've been getting numbness on the left side of my head on & off since last year. I didnt experience it for sometime now but early this week i'm feeling the numbness again. Is it possible that it's caused by the poor ventilation in my office as the cold aircond wind is directed my way? What are the relevant medical checkups i need to go through to determine the numbness & learn about the cure? Looking forward to your correspondence. Thank you very much.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor.
Without the ability to examine you and obtain a history I can not tell you what the specific cause of your symptoms is nor make treatment recommendations, however I will try to provide you with some useful information.
One-sided head numbness is an unusual symptom, and I would need more information in order to provide you with more information regarding possbile causes. An episode of head/face numbness preceding or associated with headache may be part of a migraine disorder. If by numbness you mean tingling or pins and needles sensation, one possibility is a pinched nerve in the neck that is causing these symptoms. This is medically termed a radiculopathy, and could be due to arthritis of the spine or a herniated disc. This would best be assessed by an MRI of the spine. If you are experiencing numb symptoms in the face, other possible causes include a problem with the trigeminal nerve, the nerve that supplies sensory innervation to the face. Finally, lesions in the brain due to various causes including but not limited to tumors, multiple sclerosis, strokes, can cause face numbness but would then be associated with other symptoms such as muscle weakness etc. This would be best assessed by an MRI of the brain.
I recommend you discuss your symptoms with your primary doctor/family physician. After he/she examines you, he/she can determine whether or not further testing and whether referral to neurologist is warranted.
Thank you for using the forum I hope you find this information useful good luck.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.