Home » Browse Health Topics » Pain » Electric shock like leg pain
Electric shock like leg pain
Dear Ask The Doctor:
Hello. I am having severe electric shock like pain in my lower left leg (near the shin). This pain is intermitent and comes without warning. I don't have any back problems or any other injuries that I know of. this pain will happen at anytime, last off and on for several hours and then not return for days or weeks. Is this some kind of nerve or vascular problem? And is this a serious condition? thanks william
Answer:That “electric shock like” pain possibly might be due to a nerve compression that can produce an inflammatory process affecting the nerve roots (neuritis) in the lumbar region (stenosis, degenerative hypertrophy of facets and disc herniations and bulging) In the younger patients, as yourself, lumbar radiculopathy may be a result of a disc herniation or an acute injury causing impingement of an exiting nerve. In the older patient, lumbar radiculopathy is often a result of spinal canal narrowing from bone (osteophyte) formation, decreased disc height and degenerative changes due to aging process. It can be associated or not to other symptoms as back pain, numbness or hypoactive reflexes. I strongly recommend you to get an appointment with your doctor to rule out a possible lumbar nerve compression.
Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
Abdominal pain and headaches
What would cause a loss of appetite and the feeling of being dehydrated when Im not dehydrated?
5 days after my hands got real cold from being
5 days after my hands got real cold from being in neg deg weather the tips of my fingers are hard numb and sharp pain...
First and foremost: I have been to the doctor t...
First and foremost: I have been to the doctor twice, both gave me different answers even though they barely listened ...
I suffered a strain to my lcl on my right knee ...
I suffered a strain to my lcl on my right knee that healed pretty well, however I still have pain in the lcl the tend...
Hello i need some help i'm having cramping pains
Hello i need some help im having cramping pains in the lower part of my stomach in the middle and i have the rod inse...
I feel sick as soon as I put food in the mouth
It starts with food. I put it in my mouth and automatically start to feel sick but I know I have to eat. My stomach a...
Pain on my left side of upper body near the Kid...
Feeling pain on my left side of upper body near the Kidney location. How can I identify if the pain is related to mus...
Hi my leg has been burning bad
Hi my leg has been burning bad just from the knee up and when i move it i can feel something moving in side.
I have a really strong pain in my upper abdomen
I have a really strong pain in my upper abdomen , been having it since the morning I take ibuprofen 800 MG for pa...
Suicide, throwing up, overdose, blood
My friend suicided , did cut her rest , and then took 9 sleeping pills of " nightcalm " we stopped the blee...
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Director ATD Health Network Inc.
- Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA