What causes tingling at back of the head?
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Methylcobalamin supplements needed.
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The tingling at the back of the head is due to the nerve root compression due to foraminal stenosis.
In addition to Pregnazone that you are already taking you need Methylcobalamin supplements to take care of your mild symptoms. Do get it prescribed in proper dosage from your physician.
Cervical isometric exercises and traction or TENS are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles and decrease the nerve root compression. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist.
Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms.
You can avoid using a pillow.
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In looking at the x-ray results could this also cause weakness in the legs?
Something interesting is that at night once in bed I do not have any problems at all. I tried not using a pillow last night as suggested and my head continued to tingle. I do have a pillow designed for necks so I decided to use it and the tingling went away.
I do have a Dr. Appt on Friday although it is with the GP. I'm sure after testing he will refer me out but in the meantime I wanted to ask if Leg Weakness could be a part of this.
No. Not due to cervical cause.
The leg weakness can not be caused by nerve compression at the cervical spine. It can be due to spondylottic changes in the lumbar spine or due to Vitamin B 12 deficiency. You can get the levels checked and consult a neurologist for further testing.
Yes you can use the pillow designed for your neck. Doing a regular physiotherapy will also help.
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