Zapping feeling?

New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

03Mach
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 11/15/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
Every once in a while if I turn my head in just the wrong way I get a creepy zapping feeling in my shoulder. When I have told my doctors about it they never really seem to be too interested in hearing anything about it, they just go onto something else. I have tried to search Yahoo and Google for this symptom, but can't really find much. The only thing I end up finding is Brain Zaps or electro shock therapy type stuff. Does this zap/shoulder electrocution sound like it fits in with a pinched nerve? The surgeon I seen says I have a bulging disk that may be putting pressure on a nerve? If you read my intro post you know that the neruo surgeon doesn’t want me to have surgery and he wants me off my narcotic meds... Yet he offers no solution. Can a bulging disk pinch a nerve (and cause the zapping)? I have had this going on for about a year now, if it is a bulging disk is there any hope that it will unbulge itself? Sorry for the random, scattered thoughts/questions. Thanks.

J

03Mach
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 11/16/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
No I have no clue which disk it is. My doctor doesn't really explain ANYTHING to me!!! Which is why I'm in the process of getting another opinion. The really odd thing about the zapping is that it's on the opposite side of most of my problems. I get shooting pains and numbness in my left arm, and numbness in my little finger and ring finger on the left. This zap on the other hand only happens on the right shoulder/clavicle area. Does yours hurt with certain movements? I know if I'm not careful of my head movements I can give myself a few good zaps.

razzle51
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 763
   Posted 11/16/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Look at this site , it sounds like what I have . Its like a electric jolt . Mine runs in the middle of my chest . But now I know I have Chiari and syringomyelia . I take Keppra which stops the jolts. The only way to know if you have Chiari you have to have a MRI. Look at this site , does anything else sound familar.

 

Chiari Malformation
Decompression Surgery 1999
 
""Remember That Life Is Short!!!"
Life is short, break the rules, Forgive quickly, Love truly, laugh uncontrolably, And never regret anything that made you smile. <!-- / sig -->
 

 
 
 



03Mach
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 11/16/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow thats a heck of a lot of symptoms!! I have a few of those, but not all of them. I had an MRI done 6-8 months ago, and the doc didn't mention this as a potential issue. Is CMI something that is widely known? I'm hopeful that when I get an appointment with the new doctor they will also do a new MRI, I think some other stuff has progressed since my last one.

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 13451
   Posted 11/16/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Mach I use to get that in my cervical area too. Looking down a certain way or looking up a certain way, it felt like electricity shooting thru. I had Radio/Frequency Ablation done of the nerves in my neck and back. Got rid of that nasty feeling. Helped my back as well. That was 2 yrs ago, having back troubles again, so having the back done again. I see a pain mgt dr.

You can obtain a copy of your MRI report from the facility that did it with no problem. Just call them ahaed of time and tell thjem you need the report and they will have it ready for you. You need the reprt for yourself and make your own file up. I doubt your insurance will pay for another this soon as they are expensive. Susie


03Mach
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 11/16/2007 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I was unaware that insurance could deny lab work or tests. What was your dx that warranted the Radio/Frequency Ablation? Did you find the procedure to be helpful? I have no idea what it is, but as soon as I post this I'll be off to research! Thanks for the reply.

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 13451
   Posted 11/16/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Mach, oh yes, they can deny anything they want to. MRI's run about $1,500 total, they want to keep costs down, yours is less than a yr old, so I would not be surprised if they said no. I have 2 small disc heriation in my neck, C5-6 and C67, I could have surgery but I am not wanting it at this time. I have a bulging disc at L5-S1, along with facet arthopathy at the same level. The facet joint gives me tremendous pain. With R/F the needle is inserted this is done under fluoroscopy(?) and heated by RF and the nerve endings are burned. This stops the pain signal. This procedure is done by a pain mgt dr. It is not a permanent fix but it has worked longer than usual for me. There is an endoscopic surgery in Tampa, Fl that I am checking out. Susie


quahog
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 535
   Posted 11/17/2007 12:36 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW this sounds exactly like what I am dealing with. My problem involves a shooting electrical pain that runs down my right side into my right leg when I move my head or push on my neck. I have a cervical disc herniation at C3-C4.

I have performed some research and they only things I have come up with is something called Lhermitte's sign or an inflamed fascia but other than that my search wasn't very successful. Like you. my physicians were not very concerned when I mentioned this to them.

It is very unnerving and I wish I could find an answer

Kittencuddler
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2016
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 4/16/2016 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got a zap feeling that comes from under my right side of my jaw, goes down my neck, into shoulder and back of shoulder,& into my collar bone, it's getting worse, I can't stand this feeling, I have many health problems, fibro, IC, IBS, neuropathy in both legs, TMJ, scoliosis in lower spine, skin problems, dermatitis, eczema, degenerative eye macular disease, severe arthritis in both feet making them bow outward, tear in my right shoulder with arthritis, knees, hips, back arthritis, degenerative spine, I also get if I'm talking on the phone as I have my arm up, on my hand the last 3 fingers go completely numb and tingling, I get a lot of pain right on that ball of the base of my neck like needles going in all around that ball. I do see a pain dr. I've had these problems starting at age 29, I'm 46 now :( life sucks! And I do not want to have any needle going in my spine, I have anxiety so bad, and when I get scared I shake so bad. How can they go in my spine if I'm shaking uncontrollably?!? I'm afraid to tell my dr. And just getting MRI, it's so painful, even when they lift my legs, I have such a big curve in my lower back, I have to sleep in a adjustable bed with the back half way up and legs up :( cry

straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 13451
   Posted 4/16/2016 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kittencuddler & welcome to Healing Well. You have posted on a very old thread that has not had any activity in several years & most of the members are no longer active here at Healing Well. We do ask all new members to make a separate intro post so that all members will see it & be able to say hello & welcome aboard. They tend to not read these older threads when they come up. What you have posted above would be perfect for an intro post, so perhaps you can copy & paste it.

I will lock this thread so no one will post on it. We like to keep these older threads off of the main page.
Susie
Moderator Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums
New Topic Locked Topic Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 02, 2016 1:11 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,731,734 posts in 300,955 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151128 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Diane82256.
330 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Rikky1, tennisplayer, Mrs. Brady, Park12, Duffykani, bdavis, fransherrell


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer