Tingling felt in the back of the head may be caused by a condition called head paresthesia, says RightDiagnosis. Symptoms of head paresthesia often begin as a tingling or creeping sensation followed by numbness.
Tingling and numbness caused by head paresthesia are most often the result of nerve damage or injury, explains RightDiagnosis. Various medical conditions such as the common cold, diabetes or peripheral nerve trauma can cause head paresthesia. Tingling and numbness that extends beyond the head to multiple locations of the body may be a sign of multiple sclerosis and requires prompt attention and diagnosis from a medical professional.