What Causes Nerve Pain In The Head?

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Alternative Names

Neuropathy - radial nerve; Radial nerve palsy; Mononeuropathy


The following symptoms may occur:

  • Abnormal sensations
    • Hand or forearm ("back" of the hand)
    • "Thumb side" (radial surface) of the hand
    • Fingers nearest to the thumb (2nd and 3rd fingers)
  • Difficulty straightening the arm at the elbow
  • Difficulty bending the hand back at the wrist, or even holding the hand
  • Numbness, decreased sensation, tingling, or burning sensation
  • Pain

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