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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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Occasionally i get a sharp electric like zap on my neck that radiates to my head. I lasts a few seconds. What can this be or be related to?

Occasionally i get a sharp electric like zap on my neck that radiates to my head.  I lasts a few seconds.  What can this be or be related to?

Lancinating.: A pain like this in that area could either be muscular or related to nerve compression from the spine. A neck muscle spasm could cause this type of pain that would shoot up to the back of the head. Nerve compression from the cervical spine can contribute as well at times. Have you ever had any neck trauma? ...Read more

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I feel electric type "zaps" in my midsection whenever I'm carrying something that involves using both arms. ?

I feel electric type "zaps" in my midsection whenever I'm carrying something that involves using both arms. ?

Abdominal pain: is difficult to pin down for a diagnosis without more detailed history and a physical exam. However, given this information, I would suspect something that is easily exacerbated by increasing intraabdominal pressure (by contracting abdominal muscles to support the arms). Hernia comes to mind. ...Read more

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What causes 1 short, 5 second electric feeling zap between breasts radiating towards abdomen and below breasts?PCP says heart ok.nerve?heart?

What causes 1 short, 5 second electric feeling zap between breasts radiating towards abdomen and below breasts?PCP says heart ok.nerve?heart?

Stop panicking: It isn't reasonable to expect every transient symptom to have an exact precise explanation. Any answer would be an educated guess only. What matters is what it ISN'T. What it DOESN'T sound like is dangerous or worrisome. If it isn't any better or worse after 1-3 yr, it probably is nothing to worry about. But the person to listen to closest is the doctor who knows you personally. ...Read more

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Keep getting a random zap/electric feeling pain on the side of my calf. In a small localized spot.Doesn't spread.What could it be?

Keep getting a random zap/electric feeling pain on the side of my calf. In a small localized spot.Doesn't spread.What could it be?

Difficult to say: It is very difficult to say without a proper physical exam, but pain that is described as an electric shock is usually associated with nerve pain, maybe from a pinched nerve or some other condition. The only way to tell for sure is consulting in person with your primary care physician and maybe also with a neurologist. ...Read more

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I get head zaps like electric spasms in my head what can cause this?

I get head zaps like electric spasms in my head what can cause this?

Get checked for: Tension, migraine, cluster headache, pinched nerve in the neck spine, shingles etc take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=20628. ...Read more

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Why are there so many people on electric wheelchairs?

Why are there so many people on electric wheelchairs?

Because Medicare: Part a pays, and the companies make a bundle. May not measure up to fraud, but it seems like abuse, and certainly overuse from before. Just because one can get expensive technology does not mean everyone should. ...Read more