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Neck Numbness

Neck Numbness: Introduction

The skin sensation of partial numbness or "pins and needles" or a type of "burning", "tingling" or "creeping" sensation of the skin, is known as a "paresthesia". Symptoms may start as a tingling (paresthesia) and change to a numbness, or there may be a combination of decreased sensation (numbness) but with heightened sensations at certain times or with stimulation. Any type of tingling, burning, or numbness is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured. Causes depend on the exact location of the paresthesia sensations, but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition (e.g. a nerve entrapment or some type of pressure being applied to a nerve directly or to the spinal attachment of that nerve), or a disease condition affecting the nerves (e.g. neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others). Having these sensory symptoms in multiple locations, or the recurrence of similar symptoms in different locations is a hallmark symptom of multiple sclerosis, so your doctor will likely ask about the past history of similar symptoms to assess the likelihood of multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). Any of these tingling or numbness symptoms are more than just annoying; they can indicate a serious medical condition and require prompt medical diagnosis by a professional....more »

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Causes of Neck Numbness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Neck Numbness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Neck Numbness

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Neck Numbness: Symptom Checker

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Neck Numbness: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Neck Numbness

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Misdiagnosis and Neck Numbness

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Neck Numbness: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Neck Numbness:

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Detailed list of causes of Neck Numbness

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How Common are these Causes of Neck Numbness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Neck Numbness. Of the 11 causes of Neck Numbness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Neck Numbness:

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Causes of Neck Numbness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Neck Numbness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Neck Numbness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Neck Numbness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Neck Numbness:

    Medical Conditions associated with Neck Numbness:

    Numbness (497 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Neck Numbness:

    Neck pain (148 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Tingling skin (53 causes), Neck vein symptoms, Neuropathy (78 causes), Diabetic neuropathy (13 causes), Multiple sclerosis, Diabetes (212 causes), Whiplash, Trauma, Guillian Barre syndrome

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