I have recently over the past six months started feeling a
numbness/tingling sensation on the top of my head. It happens a few
times a week. It lasts for a little less than a minute. I am
healthy and have no other health problems. I don't take medication,
do drugs, or even consume caffeine. Could it be something serious
or something small I shouldn't obsess about? I am really worried.
eCureMe's Advice 1
Your question raises many other questions. What brings it on?
What makes it better? Do you have any history of trauma?
How old are you? Male/female? Bald? Or do you have hair? Do you
have any recent viral illnesses preceding this? Do you have any
rash or skin condition on top of your head? It sounds like
something small and you shouldn't obsess about this but then you
state that you are really worried. The best advice is to go see
your doctor for piece of mind. Good luck
eCureMe's Advice 2
Most likely you're dealing with a benign nuisance. The nerve that
supplies sensation to the top of the head emanates around your
second cervical spine, in the upper part of your neck. With no other
associated symptoms (headache, persistent numbness, visual changes),
it is unlikely to be due to something more worrisome. A simple X-ray
of your cervical spine might show degenerative joint disease or
arthritis, which might help explain the numbness. If you do notice
worrisome symptoms or if you need further clarification, don't hesitate
to ask your doctor. Good luck.
eCureMe's Advice 3
Given the fact that this has been going on for six months without
progressively getting worse, and is of short duration, you do not need
to worry that this represents a problem. Regardless, a routine physical
exam for your peace of mind is reasonable. Good luck