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I have a pain behind my head like a electrical shock. What could it be?

I have a pain behind my head like a electrical shock. What could it be?

Pain behind head?: I assume you mean pain in THE BACK of your head, not behind it. It could be nothing, but it also could be occipital neuralgia. This is usually diagnosed and treated by internists or neurologists. The diagnosis is entirely clinical (no tests are useful). This is just a guess. There's no substitute for a hands-on evaluation in a doctor's office. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What is causing an electrical shock feeling in my head, but no real pain?

What is causing an electrical shock feeling in my head, but no real pain?

Possible seizure: The shock you describe are neurons many of them firing at once. Normally, impulses propagate from neuron to neuron in an organized fashion to illicit a response. These neurons can be a part of the ANS which are impulses generated by the cortex whereas impulses from the lmn occur when you initiate an action such as writing. When too manry neurons fire uncoordinated at once may be your problem. ...Read more

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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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What would little tiny electrical shocks I feel in my lower back and shoulder blades be caused by?

What would little tiny electrical shocks I feel in my lower back and shoulder blades be caused by?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area.
http://theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. ...Read more

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I am having electrical shock tingling itching sensations all over my body, bilaterally including sometimes? What should I do?

I am having electrical shock tingling itching sensations all over my body, bilaterally including sometimes? What should I do?

Neuralgic pain: You are describing diffuse neuralgic type of pains all over your body. See a neurologist. Even if no cause is found it can be controlled with medications. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having electrical shock tingling itching sensations all over my body, bilaterally including sometimes?

What do you advise if I'm having electrical shock tingling itching sensations all over my body, bilaterally including sometimes?

See your PCP: These symptoms can be caused by vitamin deficiencies, anxiety, endocrine/metabolic dysfunction, hormonal concerns, etc. I would see your primary care physician for a workup. ...Read more

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What can cause stabbing electrical shock pain (almost debilitating when it happens) in my leg?

What can cause stabbing electrical shock pain (almost debilitating when it happens) in my leg?

Shock waves pain: There are several possibilities. You may have a nerve pinch in the area of your low back that irritates a nerve and send shock waves. Or other possibilities. See your doctor for an examination to determine the cause so you can get treatment. ...Read more

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Electrical shock pain in knee after fall, should I be concerned?

Electrical shock pain in knee after fall, should I be concerned?

Saphenous nerve.: You may have irritated a small branch of the saphenous nerve, which runs directly over your kneecap. See an orthopedic knee specialist, for an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel like I have electrical shock feeling throughout my body what can it be cause it hurts for a few seconds and sometimes makes me jolt?

I'll try...: Sounds to me like myoclonic jerks. You can read up on these; they're usually harmless unless there's associated illness. I'm going to ask the neurologists online for their thoughts. ...Read more

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What causes an electrical shock like feeling and your vision to scramble. Only lasts a sec or two. Does not hurt. You could fall almost like fainting?

What causes an electrical shock like feeling and your vision to scramble. Only lasts a sec or two. Does not hurt. You could fall almost like fainting?

Many causes: You are describing an acute neurologic event that could have many causes - from seizure to migraine to near-syncope. A thorough medical history and neurologic exam might reveal the cause. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing occasions of what feels like electrical shock. It only happens about once every 3-4 months, and it lasts about 3-4 seconds.?

I have been experiencing occasions of what feels like electrical shock. It only happens about once every 3-4 months, and it lasts about 3-4 seconds.?

Need more info: Where on the body do the symptoms occur or where does the 'shock' originate/ radiate to? Is the 'electrical shock' initiated by any particular movement? The sensation of an electrical shock can reflect an ailment however it would depend on where and when the symptoms occur, as some symptoms would be less worrisome than others. ...Read more

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Electrical-shock type pain in feet. What can cause?

Electrical-shock type pain in feet. What can cause?

Neuropathy: Compression on a nerve at he level of the foot or higher such as the lower back can cause the pain. A systemic disease like diabetes or a nutrional deficiency are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Why does? An electrical shock delivered to the heart? Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Why does? An electrical shock delivered to the heart? Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Rebooting the system: Our heart works through electrical pathways. If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync. ...Read more

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Why would I have tingling and a electrical shock feeling in both feet which comes and goes?

Why would I have tingling and a electrical shock feeling in both feet which comes and goes?

Paresthesia: Can be caused by multiple things. When it's in both legs though it makes me think it's either something from the back or a metabolic cause ranging from electrolyte disturbances to diabetes. Please see your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from what feels like electrical shocks in my stomach for over a year. They come at random times and don't last long?

Your symptoms are: Unlikely to be related to anything serious. This is most likely something cutaneous or related to musculo skeletal issues. You should be evaluated by a health care professional and perhaps obtain some baseline blood work but otherwise I would not be too concerned by this. ...Read more

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Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more

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What is an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms called?

What is an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms called?

Cardioversion-defib: An implantable aicd has cardioversion and defibrillation capabilities. However, usually, it delivers a defibrillatory shock when it detects a dangerous rhythm. Of course, the energy is much lower since less tissue needs to be penetrated (the electrical lead goes directly into the heart). ...Read more

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I just had shingles. Now I have electrical shock when I hang my neck down. It is a rash there. Is that serious.?

I just had shingles. Now I have electrical shock when I hang my neck down. It is a rash there. Is that serious.?

See below: That is a common side effect - it's called post-herpetic neuralgia. See your doctor right away because the longer it goes untreated, the harder it is to treat and the more likely it will remain for a long time after the rash is gone. A couple of medications used for this (among others) are Carbamazepine and gabapentin. ...Read more

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Is it sciatica if I only feel electrical shocks a few times a day only in my lower back and bum? Thanks for the help!

Is it sciatica if I only feel electrical shocks a few times a day only in my lower back and bum? Thanks for the help!

Typical Nerve: Nerves do all sorts of things when irritated so it is common to feel the vibration sensation. Usually this will go away on its own. If you are worried then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently had a spinal fushion in my neck. Had a titanium plate and screws put in. What damage from a 110, household electrical shock do?

Electrical shock: The shock from an electrical outlet will not effect you any differently with the plate in than it would have without the plate. Just be careful around electricity. Make sure you have rubber shoes on and use rubber gloves. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and hit the ball with my head. When I made contact with the ball I felt an electrical shock in my head. What does this mean?

I was playing soccer and hit the ball with my head. When I made contact with the ball I felt an electrical shock in my head. What does this mean?

Nerve compression: If it was a brief sensation it could have been from compression of one of the nerves in your scalp. Just like hitting your "funny bone" which is really a nerve passing around your elbow. If you are having headaches, dizziness, or other ongoing symptoms you should be evaluated by your doctor for other injuries like concussion before playing again. ...Read more

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I laid down to take a nap as I drifted in2 sleep I felt an electrical shock/pulse it became extremely rapid. Was conscious but couldent move any idea?

I laid down to take a nap as I drifted in2 sleep I felt an electrical shock/pulse it became extremely rapid. Was conscious but couldent move any idea?

Consider this: If this only happened when you were drifting into sleep on one occasion, this appears to be not so much a medical problem but a phenomena known as "sleep paralysis"

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/sleep_paralysis. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I eat something, my first bite would cause weird feeling in my jaw for a few second. It feels like electrical shock/tingling. No pain/hurt?

Sometimes when I eat something, my first bite would cause weird feeling in my jaw for a few second. It feels like electrical shock/tingling. No pain/hurt?

Galvanic reaction: Sometimes when different metals make contact an electric current is created. If it persist you should see your dentist and he can place a coating on the tooth. ...Read more

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What causes an electrical shock like feeling on the inside of my left eye?

What causes an electrical shock like feeling on the inside of my left eye?

Ethmoid sinusitis: Tiny nerves travel through the region of the inner eye past the ethmoid sinus. Irritation in this area may produce your symptoms. Simple sinus x-rays may help. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

I have a pain in my head behind my right ear it is like an electrical shock that comes from time to another what is it?

Nerve: A very quick electrical shock like pay is typical of a nerve pain, neuralgia. Sometimes a serious problem is the reason for neuralgia, but that is fairly rare. An old remedy is to make sure you keep your head warm, wear a cap and never go outside in the winter with your hair wet. ...Read more