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Numbness at the back of the head can be caused by the nerve compression at cervical spine.
If you have arthritis in the cervical spine than cause compression of the nerves.
Cervical spine xrays are good starting point.
Physical therapy of the cervical spine will help.
Vitamin B12 deficiency, diabetes, thyroid disorder are other possibilities.
Migraine is another condition that can cause numbness of the head.
menopause also can contribute to you symptoms.
Following medications are proven beneficial:
1. Amotriptyline 25 to 50 mg at bedtime daily.
Or 2. Gabapentin 300 to 900 mg daily.
Vitamin B12 supplement 2000 mcg daily also should help.
I was worried in case it was a first sign of a stoke! my blood pressure is normal as I take tablets to control it.
unlikely since you do not have any other symptoms.
stroke will cause other symptoms as well.
However its very strange it only happens on the odd occasion but its either at the front or back a feeling similar to pins and needles but in my head
that is expected with nerve compression.
When I wake up I find it very difficult to walk on my feet they are so tender and then once I get going the pain seems to disappear.
Pain in your feet is a separate issue.
This is also known as plantar fasciitis.
Inflammation of the foot tissue.
you should see a podiatrist.
Foot stretching exercises will help.
Please follow these exercises shown in the link below:
thank you this is the first time I have used this service and I think it is fantastic I will sleep tonight as last night when the numbness occurred in my head I was really scared to go to sleep in case of a stroke or another problem. Many thanks 1
Can I ask another question ?
yes you can --a brief one
One of my eyes gets really sore and red in the corner mostly when I am tired. The doctor gave me eyes drops which I think were antibiotics but the redness and pain comes back when I am tired?
Probably dry eyes related.
You can try using artificial tear drops.