Hello. I was diagnosed with scoliosis and TMJ when I was about 12 years old. My parents did not get me a brace or any kind of treatment. I never really had pain or problems until after my first pregnancy. When I got my epidural, it all went to one side all the way up to my face. My eye and my face was droppy for about a day. About a year after that, I noticed that my scoliosis was getting worse. My right shoulder had dropped. I noticed tingling, burning pain on the right side of my back. Also started getting migraines. Then, I kept pulling my muscles in that location and I would be down for a couple of days. I finally broke down and went to a chiropractor. All he did was adjust my neck. It seems like after he did that, my whole body went down. My TMJ flared up, my face and hands started tingling and burning (both sides), I got a tension, burning, headache that lasted for a week. My eyes burn and hurt sometimes. I have been through massage therapy, nerve conduction study, even a CT to rule out brain tumor..even went to another chiro, however, most of my symptoms are gone except my face is still tingling on both sides and my right ear has developed tinninitus. I have also noticed that I have a huge knot on the right side of my neck just under my skull line. I guess my question is, this facial tingling, could it be anxiety or just my scoliosis, my body being out of line? It is really scary, it feels like ice water in your veins or sometimes it is sharp burning electric like jolts.
Facial skin is innervated by the branches of the trigeminal nerve which is a cranial (not a spinal) nerve. Thatâs why scoliosis, which is a spine disorder, canât have any impact on facial skin sensibility. Scoliosis can, however, have an impact on sensitivity and motor nerves of the neck, trunk, arms or legs depending upon the localization of a lesion. If all medical examinations of the head are OK, it seems that the only possibility left to explain the symptoms you are experiencing is anxiety.
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