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A 34-year-old female asked:

What could be the cause of the electric shock pain i have in my head and pain i experience down spine when i bend my head backwards?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Lhermitt's sign: Also known as the barber chair phenomena can be seen with neck flexion or extension. It is seen in a number of conditions including, MS, Behcets Disease, Chiari Malformation, Vitamin B12 deficiency, cervical trauma, cervical disc disorders, cervical spondylosis. In short any condition that can effect the dorsal columns of the spinal cord. A thorough neurological history, and exam is in order

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Last updated Nov 7, 2020

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