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Contents for Neck Tingling
  1. Introduction: Neck Tingling
  2. Causes (12 conditions)
  3. Diagnostic Guides
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Neck Tingling

Pins-and-needles (neck): Pins-and-needles (neck) is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Neck Tingling (Pins-and-needles (neck)): See detailed list of causes below.

Medical Book Extracts related to Neck Tingling (Pins-and-needles (neck)): Refer to the excerpt book sections about Neck Tingling below.

Neck Tingling (medical symptom): Tingling, prickling or pins and needles sensation occurring in the neck.

Introduction: Pins-and-needles (neck)

Neck Tingling (medical symptom): 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.

Causes of Neck Tingling (Pins-and-needles (neck))

The list of medical condition causes of Neck Tingling (Pins-and-needles (neck)) includes:

All 12 causes of Neck Tingling

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Medical Textbook Extracts for Pins-and-needles (neck)

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NECK PAIN
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Is there radiation of the pain to one or both upper extremities? The finding of radiation of the pain to one or both upper extremities would suggest a space-occupying lesion such as a herniated disk, ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are the pulses diminished? The presence of diminished pulses should suggest peripheral arteriosclerosis or Leriche's syndrome. ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY
(Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs)

... Are there paresthesias of the face or cranial nerve signs? These findings would suggest a diagnosis of cerebral vascular disease, a space-occupying lesion of the brain, migraine, or multiple ... DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck Stiffness/Pain
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Neck stiffness may be caused by inflammation, infection, or trauma. True nuchal rigidity is characterized by the inability to actively or passively touch the chin to the chest and is due... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations, such as numbness or tingling, that may occur secondary to lesions anywhere in the nervous system. They may be accompanied by hypesthesia ... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Nuchal Rigidity
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Nuchal rigidity is characterized by involuntary muscle spasms that limit passive neck flexion. Although it has myriad causes, meningeal irritation may occur secondary to... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(In A Page: Pediatric Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesias are abnormal sensations in the extremities in the absence of stimuli. Sensation arises spontaneously and is not always painful. The patient may experience numb, cold, warm, or... Differential Diagnosis ... Workup and Diagnosis ... Treatment ... READ EXCERPTS »

NECK PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... The analysis of the cause of neck pain is similar to that of headache. First, the anatomic components are distinguished, then the various etiologies are applied to each ( Table 48 ). ... READ EXCERPTS »

NUCHAL RIGIDITY
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Finding nuchal rigidity on examination has almost invariably prompted the diagnosis of meningitis and lumbar puncture, but the astute clinician will want to consider other possibilities to avoid ... READ EXCERPTS »

PARESTHESIAS, DYSESTHESIAS, AND NUMBNESS
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Anatomically, tingling and numbness or other abnormal sensations in the extremities result from involvement of the peripheral nerve, the nerve plexus (brachial or sciatic), the nerve root, the spinal cord, or the brain. When each of these ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck pain
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Neck pain may originate from any neck structure, ranging from the meninges and cervical vertebrae to its blood vessels, muscles, and lymphatic tissue. This symptom can also be... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Nuchal rigidity
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Commonly an early sign of meningeal irritation, nuchal rigidity refers to neck stiffness that prevents flexion. To elicit this sign, attempt to passively flex the patient’s neck and... Emergency interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (Third Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t painful. Unpleasant or... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesias
(A Pocket Manual of Differential Diagnosis)

... Peripheral neuropathy , especially associated with    Diabetes mellitus    Alcoholism ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck pain
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Neck pain may originate from any neck structure, ranging from the meninges and cervical vertebrae to its blood vessels, muscles, and lymphatic tissue. This symptom can also be referred from other areas of the... Emergency Interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Nuchal rigidity
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Commonly an early sign of meningeal irritation, nuchal rigidity refers to stiffness of the neck that prevents flexion. To elicit this sign, attempt to passively flex the patient’s neck and... Emergency Interventions ... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Professional Guide to Signs & Symptoms (Fifth Edition))

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t painful. Unpleasant or... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck Pain
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Elise M. Coletta and Meredith A. Goodwin Approach  The differential diagnosis for neck pain can be thought of by pattern of onset (Table 12.8).... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia and Dysesthesia
(The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter)

... Rosemarie Cannarella Paresthesia and dysesthesia are symptoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction caused by ectopic nerve pulses generated in these fibers. They are unphysiologic... Approach. ... History ... Physical examination ... Testing ... Diagnostic assessment ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck Pain
(Field Guide to Bedside Diagnosis)

... Differential Overview Posterior ❑ Musculoligamentous strain ❑ Cervical spondylosis ... Diagnostic Approach ... Clinical Findings ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck pain
(Alarming Signs and Symptoms: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series)

... Neck pain may originate from any neck structure, ranging from the meninges and cervical vertebrae to its blood vessels, muscles, and lymphatic tissue. This symptom can also be referred from other areas of the body. Its location,... Assessment ... History ... Physical examination ... Pediatric pointers ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck pain
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Neck pain may originate from any neck structure, ranging from the meninges and cervical vertebrae to its blood vessels, muscles, and lymphatic tissue. This symptom can also be referred from other areas of the body. Its location, onset,... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Nuchal rigidity
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Commonly an early sign of meningeal irritation, nuchal rigidity refers to stiffness of the neck that prevents flexion. To elicit this sign, attempt to passively flex the patient’s neck and touch his chin to his chest.... Emergency Actions ... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Signs & Symptoms: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations — commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling — felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally aren’t... History ... Physical assessment ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Special considerations ... Pediatric pointers ... Patient counseling ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Neck pain
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Neck pain may originate from any neck structure, ranging from the meninges and cervical vertebrae to its blood vessels, muscles, and lymphatic tissue. This symptom can also be referred from other areas of the body. Its location, onset, and... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

Nuchal rigidity
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Commonly an early sign of meningeal irritation, nuchal rigidity refers to neck stiffness that prevents flexion. To elicit this sign, attempt to passively flex the patient's neck and touch his chin to his chest. If nuchal... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ EXCERPTS »

Paresthesia
(Nursing: Interpreting Signs and Symptoms)

... Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation or combination of sensations—commonly described as numbness, prickling, or tingling—felt along peripheral nerve pathways; these sensations generally... History and physical examination ... Medical causes ... Other causes ... Nursing considerations ... Patient teaching ... READ EXCERPTS »

NECK PAIN
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... The analysis of the cause of neck pain is similar to that of headache. First, the anatomic components are distinguished, then the various etiologies are applied to each (Table 48). Moving from the skin to ... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

NUCHAL RIGIDITY
(Differential Diagnosis in Primary Care)

... Finding nuchal rigidity on examination has almost invariably prompted the diagnosis of meningitis and lumbar puncture, but the astute clinician will want to consider other possibilities to... Pictures ... READ EXCERPTS »

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