Are you on any medications? Do you have any pain???
It sounds like it might be a pinched nerve or something that might actually be going on other than a headache or migraine since it is fixed with a manipulation of the neck (chiropractic type)
Give us a little more information and I will be glad to share any insight I have....Have you seen any doctors?
I am on medication for ibs. the adjusting of the neck no longer helps to make it go away. it seems to come and go and my girl is an rn. She actually listened to me today. she rubbeed my neck really hard. it seemed to offer some temp relief. I have no pain. Just the sensation of fullness on the side of my face and i can feel movement like a pulse. or sometime just random motion activity. I have had some anxiety issues in the past. I originally described the feeling as numbness but now feel like it a swelling instead. I did the other night adjust my neck and felt some movement and then my left face went numb. tonight it is the throbbing with no pain that i feel above my left ear. occasionaly i might feel a sharp pain for maybe a moment. i feel like my ear needs to pop but it doesnt. this feeling covers my upper jaw, cheek temple and ear areas. Some one said pressure head ache. When i think head ache i think pain. Is this wrong? If it is a pressure head ache. why is it only on the left and what can i do to get rid of it?
Check back tomorrow...I am exhausted and need to pull a few books...
I am going to do some research and see what I can find for you ok!?!
It's not ringing any OBVIOUS bells right off the top of my head. No doctors visit though?
Hang in there for now...have you taken any anti-inflammatory over the counter meds? put some ice on it in the mean time...to keep any swelling down (15 minute increments)
Please go see a doctor. I am doing some reseach here..but this is not a "usual" thing that I am familiar with...it sounds like something more with the nerves etc and not like the migraine, tension, cluster headaches that I am familiar with. I don't want to scare you...I just want to make sure that you get taken care of.
I am still looking to see what I can find as far as specific info...
Hang in there in the meantime
I just wanted to share with jason ware that just when I was reading your comment on what you've been feeling, I was feeling just that. I am in my late 30's and just a few weeks ago I began to feel numbness on part of my head, and that wierd sensation on the face. I went to get a MRI and they found a legion on my brain which indicated MS. Sooooo you might want to request that MRI. Wish you the best.
Was wondering about your facial tingling you have. I have this and it is brought on by neck movement, and I do have alot of discomfort in the occipital region, I suffer from left sided migraines also. No doctor ever said occipital neuralgia, I have burning, tight feelings alot of time also in the back of my head. Do you get this? Every doctor that I have been to says the neck can't cause problems in the face. My cervical MRI showed a bulging disk at C-3, brain MRI was also normal. Chiros didn't help me either. Do you ever get the pain in your temples and across your forehead? It feels like a ache and tightness. Thanks!! Jen