Neck pain results when the spine is stressed by injury, disease, wear and tear, or poor body mechanics. Acute neck pain is abrupt, intense pain that can radiate to the head, shoulders, arms, or hands. It typically subsides within days or weeks with rest, physical therapy and other self-care measures.
Numbness refers to the partial or complete loss of sensation. It can be a symptom of nervous system malfunction. People with numbness may be unable to feel light touch, pain, temperature, or vibration or to know where parts of their body are position sense.
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Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS is a syndrome that can cause any combination of pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, sensation of coldness or, sometimes, a more general feeling of discomfort in portions of the upper body. The area above and behind the clavicle collarbone from the neck to the shoulder forms an "outlet" through which blood vessels and nerves pass before they enter the arms to supply them with circulation blood and oxygen and sensation pain and feeling. The underlying cause of the compression itself can vary.
Courtesy of Michelle Clos Michelle Clos, age 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her 30s after an episode of facial numbness. She cut back on her hour workweeks when fatigue crept into her life, and now finds that napping can help prevent dizziness and feelings of instability when walking. But she can still run 5Ks with energy management and gets great joy helping other people with MS achieve their goals.
A number of conditions can cause numbness in the left side of the face. Others are life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Numbness in the left side of the face can be a sign of a stroke.
A year-old Caucasian female presents to the emergency department ED with a complaint of facial numbness that was isolated to her left cheek. She described a tingling sensation in her left cheek that began approximately one hour prior, which she noticed while drinking coffee and having her breakfast. Concerned that she might be having a stroke, she drove herself to the ED for immediate evaluation.
In some cases, it may be caused by conditions like migraines or multiple sclerosis. There are many potential causes of neck numbness, many of which also cause neck pain. Discs are the cushions between vertebrae.
The hearing loss may be noticed as a diminished ability to understand spoken words, particularly in difficult listening conditions as with telephone use. Although hearing loss with diminished speech understanding is relatively common in older individuals with both ears affected, the hearing loss and reduced clarity that is more pronounced in one ear should prompt an evaluation by your doctor. With acoustic neuroma, hearing loss is often accompanied by ringing in on ear-- "tinnitus". The hearing loss is usually subtle and worsens very slowly over a period of time.