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What causes electrical shock sensation in arm?

What causes electrical shock sensation in arm?

Shocks in arms: Lots of things could cause this, however the most common thing is neck pathology where the nerves travel down from the brain to to arms. If there is any narrowing or pinching of the nerves this could cause it. Be careful with your neck, it holds your head on. See your doctor for other causes that could present this way. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock feeling in legs, pregnant?

Electric shock: Feelings in the legs is not an indicator of pregnancy. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt to. ...Read more

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Strange pain/sensation in my right arm. Like dead arm, but with electric shocks that shoot down the inside of my arm, through my palm, into fingertips.

Strange pain/sensation in my right arm. Like dead arm, but with electric shocks that shoot down the inside of my arm, through my palm, into fingertips.

Nerve impingement : For some reason there is something (or was something) compressing or otherwise injuring the nerves in your arm, either in your arm, your shoulder, or at the neck. Have your doc check you out. ...Read more

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What could cause electric shock feeling in the head?

Neuritis: You could have what is commonly called "a pinched nerve" in your neck. I assume that you do not have any other complaints like dizziness, visual problem, tremor or severe headache. It would be wise to make an appointment with a neurologist and let him/her check you out. ...Read more

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Irritated nerves in neck and upper back/electric "zaps"/causes?

Irritated nerves in neck and upper back/electric "zaps"/causes?

Usually nerve: Damage to a nerve, nerve root or more worrisome, to the spinal cord can lead to 'jolts' - if you have these symptoms best to discuss with a neurologist or practitioner who can do good neurological review and exam. ...Read more

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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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Shocking feeling in the right hand?

Shocking feeling in the right hand?

Carpal tunnel: It is likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome which is a nerve compression at the wrist. Try splinting the wrist at night. If that does not help, have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Frequently getting pins and needles sensation in right hand. Compressed nerve or diabetes sign?

Likely nerve compres: Since your symptom is one-side and in hand, it is more likely carpal tunnel or ulnar neuropathy (compressed nerve in wrist or at elbow). Diabetes can cause tingling in hands as well, but often starts in feet first and usually symmetrically-- both sides (stocking-glove pattern). This is relatively easy to sort out by a thorough history and clinical exam by your doc. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling all over skin?

Electric shock feeling all over skin?

See neurologist: You may be developing a peripheral neuropathy, and would be beneficial to have a neurologist check out. We may help a bit further by a Virtual online consult. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ?

Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip ?

Pinched nerve?: You could have a pinched nerve in the back. Herniated disk. Do you have back pain? An evaluation by a Dr. could help you determine this. ...Read more

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Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?

Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back 
Also neck pain arm numbness?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Try moving: Most commonly in your age group, paresthesia in the arm is due to a positional and temporary nerve compression which resolves with movement. Is this true for you? ...Read more

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What can possibly cause tingling sensation in my brain like electrical sensations pins n needles.bit pain. feels like my skulls got hard..numb..????

FindAGoodNeurologist: The last time I felt like that,I accidentally shorted my car battery while standing in a puddle of water.So, get out of the rain,get dry,sit down & think about when this happens,how long it lasts,if you black out (even for a second), if you've ever had any serious illness,injury or infection;the last time you did any drugs ;what kind(s)-or-if you may get withdrawal symptoms-then tell a neurologist ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of burning, stabbing pain, electric shocks, extreme sensitivity/pain in toes, top&side of foot/ankle lt foot after l5/s1 fusion.

I'm having  symptoms of burning, stabbing pain, electric shocks, extreme sensitivity/pain in toes, top&side of foot/ankle lt foot after l5/s1 fusion.

Depends: If these symptoms were there prior or even after your back surgery, you should see your back surgeon and consult. These are obvious nerve symptoms and despite your back symptoms may be resolved, more distal symptoms may persist. If these symptoms are new, they may be local (tarsal tunnel syndrome-look it up) or yet originate from your back. ...Read more

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Having some mild electric shock sensation in chest and stomach. Is it anxiety?

Having some mild electric shock sensation in chest and stomach. Is it anxiety?

Anxiety Symptoms: It could be a symptom of anxiety. However, you should consult with your physician first, so that you don't ignore a possible medical problem. It's not a good idea to ignore a symptom by thinking it might be anxiety, especially if a person is hesitant to talk to a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation)..?

Tachycardia, sharp heart pain, loss of consciousness and paraesthesia (pins and needles sensation)..?

Call 911: Although this could represent hyperventilation or an anxiety attack, let a trained physician decide, don't run he risk of ignoring symptoms that could represent a heart attack. ...Read more

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I get a electric shock sensation down my arm when I reach outwards. What is causing this?!

Medical evaluation: This type of pain can be caused by several different things, including neck, shoulder, elbow, etc. You will need to describe the location of the pain and what causes and alleviates it, in combination with a full exam by your physician to help determine what treatment plan is needed. ...Read more

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Today I was sitting down and I felt a strong electric shock sensation on my arm, near the clavicula. The pain it caused made me scream. Causes?

Brachial Plexus: 20's fem w. sudden onset of neuropathic & radiculopathic jolt of pain in shoulder-arm represents sudden brachial plexus imingement, which might be harbinger for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS. See comments below: . ...Read more

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Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?

Without knowing: Details about you as a patient its tough to give a definitive answer. The first thought that comes to my mind is neuropathy. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, then that would be one possible cause. The treatment would be aggresive blood sugar control and use of medications in the class of neurontin (gabapentin). Nerve compression causing these type of symptoms are a possibility though not as likely.... ...Read more

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I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

I feel electric shock sensation on upper left leg. No pain, just electric shock feeling. No injuries or back problem. What this could be?

Nerve pain: nerves can get irritated, without any antecedent event. It can be your belt, tight pants, sitting too long, the way you drive..usually nothing to worry about. singular pain is local in nature. try stretching and add magnesium to your supplements.. 250-500 mg ...Read more

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I get a zap or electric shock sensation in my brain sometimes. Had it my whole life. Being tired or looking side to side trigger it. What causes this?

I get a zap or electric shock sensation in my brain sometimes. Had it my whole life. Being tired or looking side to side trigger it. What causes this?

Hard to say: Without knowing anything else, guesses include 1) migraine phenomenon; 2) seizure phenomenon; 3) some kind of cranial neuralgia; or 4) something else. The fact that you've had it your whole life suggests it's not dangerous (so less likely #2). It sounds, however, like something that's worth seeing a neurologist about. ...Read more

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Having some mild electric shock sensation in chest and stomach. Is it anxiety?

Anxiety Symptoms: It could be a symptom of anxiety. However, you should consult with your physician first, so that you don't ignore a possible medical problem. It's not a good idea to ignore a symptom by thinking it might be anxiety, especially if a person is hesitant to talk to a medical doctor. ...Read more

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After bike n swim, hip joint inflamed. Sometimes pain n electric shock sensation when i stand n twist body left n right. Lumbar MRI fine. What's wrong?

Arthritis/bursitis: The hip could have osteoarthritis, which can be diagnoses by xray. If the hip is tender on the outer side, it could be a bursitis, which responds well to local steroid injection. Lumbar MRI often doesn't show pinched nerve, which can cause electric shock. Responds well to lumbar traction/physical therapy, or even epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?

Hip joint of 1 leg painful n inflamed after riding bike. Electric shock sensation down leg when doing certain yoga poses. Why? Will celebrex (celecoxib) help?

May be pinched nerve: Two strong possibilities: 1) pinched nerve of the the low back 2) hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the hip is a result of wear & tear. This can be diagnosed by x-ray. Celebrex (celecoxib) is an anti-inflammatory med & could help. The electric shock sensation could be a radiculopathy, aka "pinched nerve" in, or "sciatica." Celebrex (celecoxib) could help, as could physical therapy, or an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Electric shock sensation throughout chest and whole body lasting 2 seconds recurring every 5-10 min. 24h ECG clear & heart scan clear. What could it b?

Neurological?: Look up & read about Lhermitte's sign or phenomenon. If your symptoms sound similar, it could be a neck problem. Although the descriptions of where you feel Lhermitte's state it happens in a certain distribution, in fact that can vary from person to person. Lhermitte's can signify serious problems. Even if you're only half sure, it bears looking into. ...Read more

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I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

I feel an electric shock sensation through the right side of my body when I bend my neck, it feels as though my legs and arms are tingling.

You may: have a nerve impingement. Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist for a nerve conduction study an d/or an electromyogram. You may need to have an MRI of your neck first. ...Read more

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Im having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore.What causes&whatcan i do?

If...: If your neck position causes the pain, then the problem could well be in the spinal cord in the neck. Electric pains are often related tosome nerve or spinal cord issues. May need to see your doc, and/or a neurologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot. Thoughts?

F 50. Recent trouble remembering things, stiffness in thumb, and painless electric shock sensation through back of leg to foot.  Thoughts?

Not sure all: are connected. Painful muscle spasms in the leg and parasthesias could be due to spinal cord problems. Recent memory problems could be related if you had a condition like MS that involved the spinal cord and brain. The thumb stiffness is difficult to comment on. Could be due to problem in the thumb or issue further upstream (brain, cord or nerve) A neurologist might be of further help. ...Read more

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I had a very strong electric shock feeling in my left arm in the middle of the night that made me jump up out of bed. My arm was tingling afterwards. ?

I had a very strong electric shock feeling in my left arm in the middle of the night that made me jump up out of bed. My arm was tingling afterwards. ?

Not worrisome: in and of itself, this is not too worrisome - probably you had your head angled in a way that a nerve root in your cervical spine became briefly compressed. That said, if the electrical pains and numbness persists and worsens, or (and especially) if you develop weakness in your arm somewhere (eg biceps) then a short steroid taper might help and an MRI of the C-spine may be warranted. ...Read more

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I get an electric shock feeling over my right breast. It only last a few seconds but, it is very painful. It also comes when I move arm certain ways.

See MD: go to see your MD to get checked. if you have not had your mammogram this year, please make sure you get one. eventhough, breast pain, is usually not a common presentation for breast cancer, I recommend you to still get your mammogram updated. it could be many things from infection, inflammation vs others. make sure you ask your MD to check you breast. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more