6 doctors weighed in:

I feel a shockwave shooting sensation from my head to my toes, what could this be?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps spinal cord

You may be describing l'hermitte's sign (named for a neurologist).
It is a shock running from the neck into the rest of the body. It can be seen in multiple sclerosis and various spinal cord problems. I suggest you see your doctor.

In brief: Perhaps spinal cord

You may be describing l'hermitte's sign (named for a neurologist).
It is a shock running from the neck into the rest of the body. It can be seen in multiple sclerosis and various spinal cord problems. I suggest you see your doctor.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Thank
Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly Spine

The shocklike sensation you describe is sometimes referred to as lhermitte's sign.
There are a few different neurological problems that can cause this sensation ranging from mechanical injury to the spine to problems with the spinal cord itself. This warrants a neurological evaluation.

In brief: Possibly Spine

The shocklike sensation you describe is sometimes referred to as lhermitte's sign.
There are a few different neurological problems that can cause this sensation ranging from mechanical injury to the spine to problems with the spinal cord itself. This warrants a neurological evaluation.
Dr. Richard Simmons
Dr. Richard Simmons
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors