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What exactly does electric shock do to your muscles?

What exactly does electric shock do to your muscles?

Muscles: Shocks: At low energy levels, electric shocks stimulate the individual muscle cells to twitch singly. At medium energy levels, the muscle cells contract as a group within a muscle bundle. At high energy levels, the whole muscle group will contract. Excessive energy will damage the muscle and release proteins that can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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

I'm 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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What are the effects of electric shock to the back of the head?

What are the effects of electric shock to the back of the head?

Electric shock: The effects of an electrical shock depends upon the amount of current and how long of a contact was made.
Mostly, small shocks cause some local tissue swelling and pain. Unlikely to affect your brain as the way electricity runs is through the low resistance parts of the body. Might get some neck pain, some neuralgias of the scalp. Again, effects depend upon the amount of current really. ...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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Can electric shock therapy kill someone?

ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy is actually very safe. It is very different now as compared to it's early days. ...Read more

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What's the lasting side effects of having electric shock treatment

What's the lasting side effects of having electric shock treatment

They vary -: Some do have memory loss, some other problems. Some have no lasting effects. Ask your doctor for as much info as they can provide. If you've tried everything, this might be the next step. But it is up to you. A hospital in boston (mclean) has a great reputation. Take a visit to see. ...Read more

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Electric shock through my body while sleeping, should I be concerned?

Electric shock through my body while sleeping, should I be concerned?

YES.: Could be a sizure. Eeg with sleep would be helpful as well as a sleep study. ...Read more

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Electric shock pain in silver filling, should I be concerned?

Electric shock pain in silver filling, should I be concerned?

Call your dentist: Is this a new filling? Was it recently placed? Does it happen when you eat or drink? Is it spontaneous? Does it happen when you drink hot or cold? These are all questions that need to be answered to determine what is causing your pain. Call your dentist to have this examined. ...Read more

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Could an electric shock have caused me to get heart palpitations?

Could an electric shock have caused me to get heart palpitations?

Yes and maybe: Certainly arrhythmia can occur at the time of and immediately after an electric shock. Usually. That would be transient. As to whether a shock can cause ongoing arrhythmia that is harder to answer. Palpitations, unexplained, are so common that it would be hard to prove that the rhythm problem was caused by the shock. So I doubt the relation between electric shock and chronic arrhythmia. ...Read more

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I'm having shap stabbing and electric shock on my right side of breast?

I'm having shap stabbing and electric shock on my right side of breast?

Breast pain: At mid-thirties, in a normal cycle (no oral birth control) the hormone levels are much higher than in one's 20's, so breast stimulation is higher as well. Small cysts can form which cause pain as you describe, but should subside after your next period. Oral low dose contraceptives might reduce the painful episodes in breast tissue, so ask your provider for advice on this. ...Read more

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What happen if my head behind ear kind of have an electric shock from my neck?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve may produce the symptoms you described. Please see your doctor as a simple manipulation may provide relief, or the doctor could perform the investigation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can I get some advice for minor electric shock and weird feeling in hand/arm.?

PINCHED NERVE??: Consult w pcp or neurologist. A test called emg=electromyogram and ncv=nerve conduction velocity should rule this in or out. Atypical seizure also remote possibility. Same doctors should be helpful if pinched nerve not cause. Might need eeg=electroencephalogram. ...Read more

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I smashed and cut my thumb and it somtimes has a electric shock to run through it to my wrist, should I be concerned?

I smashed and cut my thumb and it somtimes has a electric shock to run through it to my wrist, should I be concerned?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I was using a heating pad for cramps from the drug store and I feel like it was sending electric shock so I stopped. Do I need to go to the er?

No: Do not use that heating pad again. Try to return it. If you have not additional symptoms than you had before using the heating pad, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising. Hand tingles a bit but that's all, serious?

I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising. Hand tingles a bit but that's all, serious?

Not from what you: Describe but I wouldn't repeat it again! Sometimes its better to be lucky. I'd get that light switch looked at by an electrician and put some electrical tape over the switch (with dry hands and gloves) so no one has that happen.
If the tingling stops ok, if it persists get evaluated as the shock may be the precipitant that highlights the issue rather than the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Stroke about year ago. Recovery going well but left arm locks if not moved. Sleeping watching tv etc. Painful when unlocks, like electric shock.

Stroke about year ago. Recovery going well but left arm locks if not moved. Sleeping watching tv etc. Painful when unlocks, like electric shock.

Check it out: If you are cleared by your md you may want to see a chiropractor and a massage therapist. Is is quite likely a problem with musculoskeletal system due to the physical stressors related to stroke and recovery. ...Read more

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Am diagnosed with MS having 2 lesions on spine causing electric shock symptoms up spine into head, could I safely take hypericum to dampen pain.?

Am diagnosed with MS having 2 lesions on spine causing electric shock symptoms up spine into head, could I safely take hypericum to dampen pain.?

Why consider this?: Hypericum is a homeopathic remedy for anxiety and depression, and would have absolutely no effect on a Lhermitte's phenomenon, which you describe. You would likely find better benefits from gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Gralise, or Horizant, all prescription meds which your doctor could provide. Also, make certain that you are taking a potent MS medication, such as one of the orals, or Tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

My right thumb is numb on the left side. If I move it in a certain way I get what feels like an electric shock in my thumb, Is that a pinched nerve.

Could be: The symptoms you are talking about suggest a small nerve branch that is pinched on the side of your thumb.

These do not sound like much to worry about. Give it some time. Most often this symptom is caused by a mild injury to the nerve in the thumb that heals in 1-2 weeks.

If your symptoms last longer than it would be appropriate to have more evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had problems with my shoulder for 18 mth. Had MRI scan this week but today I've had electric shock type of pain in my arm nearly 10 times. Help?

I've had problems with my shoulder for 18 mth. Had MRI scan this week but today I've had electric shock type of pain in my arm nearly 10 times. Help?

Patience: You just got the MRI. There is no results given so possibilities are numerous. Get the results and follow the recommendations of the doctor. At your age a major issue is less likely so just wait till you get the results. You also may have a pinched nerve but at your age that is unlikely ...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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Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf pain when walking. I get a pulling sensation deep in calf when walking. Sometimes electric shock like sensation that shoot down medial and back o?

Calf muscles: This babies are often stiff in the AM and it is easy to misstep and tear the musculotendinous junction. ALWAYS warm up before any strenuous activity. Try the runner's stretch with alternate legs-gently. ...Read more

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I recieved stiffness and pain in left hand after recieving a electric shock but hours later, I still receiving tingleness in my left hand so how long?

Not to worry: It is very common to experience those sensations in recurrent or paroxysmal pattern... The intensity and duration of the electric shock is proportionally direct to the time of complete recover.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I just touched a live light bulb socket and gave myself a electric shock I think. My finger fizzled when I touched it. Now I'm scared it's going to affect my heart?

I just touched a live light bulb socket and gave myself a electric shock I think. My finger fizzled when I touched it. Now I'm scared it's going to affect my heart?

SHOCKING EVENT!: Household AC current in the UK is between 220 V and 240 V. If the contact was brief, and it sounds like it was from your account, then it is highly probable that your "shock and fizzle" is the extent it. HOWEVER, if you currently have any concerning symptoms or just need additional "peace of mind", then a trip to Emergency would be in order. ...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


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more