Intense Headache, numbness in extremities

Patient

Q: Recently, over the past few days of working out, I have experienced short episodes of severe pain in the back of my head, as well as a numbness in the tips of my fingers. These episodes have lasted about 5 minutes total each, and have both been triggered by heavy lifting. I have been lifting heavily for 5 years...so this is not a new thing for me. It is always towards the end, the last few reps of the last set of a squat or a power clean is when it starts.

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