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Can This Be A Spine Or Nerve Issue?

Hi, I'm a healthy 29 year old with no past illnesses or family history of diseases. About a month ago I started having odd and funny sensations on my face, along the jaw line and sometimes the cheek area. It comes and goes intermittently and randomly throughout the day with no pin-point trigger actions. I'll try my best to describe the feelings: 

- A hairstrand brushing on the skin giving tickling sensation 
- Felt as if my face has passed through a spider web 
- Felt as though mini bugs are crawling on the skin 
- The jaw felt odd (mixture of muscle soreness and very minor electric current) 
- Tingling but only on the top of the nose 

I have no other issues besides these weird sensations that is giving me anxiety because it affects my overall quality of life. I have no history of anxiety disorder and I'm not going through a stressful period in my life. I've done blood tests, nerve tests, ECG, CT, Echogram and everything came back normal. Diabetes, MS, Fibro, Hypothyroidism, neuro disorders are all ruled out. No circulation or heart issues. No deficiencies of vitamin B12, vitamin D, magnesium, potassium or iron. For further investigation, MRI of the brain, cervical spine and lumbar spine is requested. 

Brain MRI: Normal with no issues. 
Lumbar MRI: Mild intervertebral disc prolapsed of L4/L5 but no obvious loss of high signal of the disc on T2WI. 
Cervical MRI: Mild disc prolapsed of C3/C4, C4/C5, C5/C6 and C6/C7 resulting in minimal anterior theca sac indentation. Loss of cervical lordosis (flat neck) due to muscle spasms.

With all the results, my GP and neurologist haven't got a clue but stated that the closest possibility causing this issue could be coming from the cervical spine. I was given Neurobion and Lyrica for 2 weeks but it did not help. 

I really don't know what to do next to treat my symptoms. Could it be some minor nerve entrapment somewhere in the neck though I don't have dizziness or vertigo? Could it be TMJ though I have no jaw pain and swallowing difficulty? Or could it be mites or scabies? 

Can anyone here particularly those that have similar symptoms or have extensive knowledge about spinal and nerve health share some opinion on my issue? 

Thanks so much in advance. 



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,709
    edited 04/08/2019 - 3:50 AM

    hello dickson89

    welcome to spine-health

    there are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. therefore no one is permitted to give you their opinion of a diagnosis.

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  • dickson89

    Sorry it is taking your doctors so long to get you a diagnosis, at times it can be very hard to pin down the cause of the problem, you did not mention any nerve entrapment in your findings, that does not mean that there is not any, it just did not show up on those test, there are still more test that can be very beneficial, you didn't mention if the MRI you had was with contrast or not, sometimes that is required to find problems, the main thing is, do not give up, it can be very frustrating, but you can never give up.


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