Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Treasure Valley of Idaho
I am not sure what causes it. I think it has to do with blood flow. There are two arteries in the neck that provide some of the blood to the brain. The vertebral arteries are in a position where they could be impacted by inflammation in the neck.
For me, this tingling tends to correlate to my neck being out of a straight position, like sleeping or napping with my not supported in a straight position. I don't get this sensation very often any more. I have had lots of work done on my neck by a chiro and PT.
When I mention this to doctors, they don't seem interested in it as a useful symptom for a diagnosis.
But then, what do they know about concussion? As I noted before, the song says,,, The head bone is connected to the neck bone, but maybe the doctors never learned this song in med school. LOL with angst.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
60 years old, retired due to disability, married 34 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate/short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual/auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and stopped paroxetine after 3 months of tapering. I currently take 100 mgs of 5-HTP AM, 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan at noon.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, docs put me on 3 meds. Clonazepam but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc presc. .25 mgs 2x daily but half a tablet is good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic that usually causes weight gain before bed. I lost over 30 pounds since mid July. It just stopped the weight loss. Took me off the gabapentin.
May 2014, I am off the olanzapine due to a 6 fold price increase. Back on 600 mgs of gabapentin before bed.
Oct 2014, off the Celexa. The 5-HTP is doing much better and leaves me feeling normal as compared to being on an SSRI.
I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10