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Numbness on 1 side of face

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 13, 2006
  • 02:34 PM

My son has been to Drs. and they cannot tell him what is wrong. His right side of his face is numb and burns. His right eye hurts and he cannot get rid of his headache. His hair hurts and so does his ear.
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  • Has you son had any MRI's for lesions in the brain or to a neurologist? Does his eye hurt when he moves his eyeball in the socket? Has he lost parital vision is this eye? I would suggest to get him into a neurologist.
    Foxette 4 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 02:38 AM
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  • The neuroligist was the one that had his blood drawn and scheduled the MRI. They found nothing, his blood work came back clear also.He has not lost any sight, just numb and burns all the time. He cannot get rid of his headache.They told him to put ice and then hot on his face.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 03:27 AM
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  • Sounds like he has a pinched nerve near the atlas; where head connects to spine.Take him to an osteopath who deals with sports injury, who can give him a thorough check and who also does myofacial.Failing this, he may need an MRI on his spine, to make sure there are no cysts or tumors or something around the atlas area. He may even have a hair line fracture. A good osteopath will be able to detact anything that isn't quite right and should be able to advise you. Avoid a chriopractor as your son needs gentle handlingAll the bestAgape,Searchingsam.
    searchingsam 54 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 11:29 AM
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  • The possibility of a nerve compression is very likely around the upper aspect of the right atlas. Did your son have any mild to moderate trauma at the head, even soccer ball? It doesn't take much but it does sound like a cervical axial compression syndrome. The only doctor that will help this is a chiropractor, but he must be trained in axial decompression. This adjustment is very specific and must not included any rotation, just pure lateral deviation.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 06:02 AM
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  • i have the swelling on the right side too. Dull pain that's it. I went to Drs and dentist. They think its TMJ temporomandibular joint syndrome. some cause faulty alignment (bite) displacement of the joint as a result of jaw,head, or neck injuries, etc. google it. I fell and hit the side of my face a couple of years ago and was surprised I didn't break my jaw. I'm thinking maybe this happened but have just recently been bothered by this. In fact it is swelling as I type. I am still confused. I had full face xrays so it's not dental. ???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2010
    • 09:01 PM
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