A 18-year-old female asked:
i cracked my neck and suddenly got a shock feeling down my left side of my arm and leg. is this a pinched nerve? i will be doing an mri for my neck soon once an appointment gets booked. i suffer with anxiety so i would like to make sure this is fine
1 doctor answer
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Lhermitte: You describe something described as Lhermitte's phenomenon common in cervical spine pathology. Wikipedia among other sites has a good description of this sign and pathology associated with it. You are having the right test scheduled.
Answered on Aug 27, 2017
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