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A 50-year-old member asked:

i'm curious as to what's causing intense eletric shock feeling in my neck?

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Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Pinched nerve: The classic sensation is called 'sciatica' or 'radiculopathy' when low back pain compresses lumbosacral plexus. The cervical spine in the neck has its own plexus of nerves called cervical plexus and another called brachial plexus. It sounds like these nerve roots might be getting pinched from degenerative changes in cervical spine. Of course that's just one possibility.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Everytime I turn my neck to fast I receive a shock on the side, its hard to describe, but it has been occur much more then usual. Is it nothing?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Nerve impingement: Sounds like something is impinging on one or more of the nerves where they exit your spine. See your doctor. You may need an MRI and a referral to a neurosurgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What would happen if I put a t.E.N.S machine pad on my neck and got a shock?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
You answered it: You would get a shock. Please don't do it.

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