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Suggest treatment for electrical sensations throughout body and nerve compression

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: on 12/30/2014 had 4 disc in neck fused, they have not fused yet as of 5/8/15. i noticed evrytime i move my chin down i feel electrical sensations through out my body. or it happens in legs after riding stationary bike. i think my doctor srewded up and he is mad sending me now to get an emg . tried to explain to him it only occurs when i move my neck downward he refuses to listen . i think i have a nerve being compressed in the part that he tried to fuse
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to a nerve compression.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The electrical sensations on moving the neck downwards is likely to be due to a nerve root compression. There can be nerve compression or lysthesis post fusion.
As per your previous surgery of spine now there is possibility of discitis, which can be confirmed by MRI with contrast or CT myelogram

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. You can consult a neurologist for this.
Till that time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. Use a cervical collar of necessary. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and TENS therapy will help
I will advise to check your Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3 level.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Brief Answer: Can be due to a nerve compression. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The electrical sensations on moving the neck downwards is likely to be due to a nerve root compression. There can be nerve compression or lysthesis post fusion. As per your previous surgery of spine now there is possibility of discitis, which can be confirmed by MRI with contrast or CT myelogram For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. You can consult a neurologist for this. Till that time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. Use a cervical collar of necessary. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and TENS therapy will help I will advise to check your Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3 level. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal