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"Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp!

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 28 10:24am | Replies (301)

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I am just getting over some crud and it seems anytime I get a fever over 100 I can expect this head pain to occur, either that day or soon. So it has to have something to do with inflamation or viral. Little devils shooting lightening bolts at my head. I have had these so many years I don't expect anyone is going to be able to help up, if they even believe or listen to us, but strangely it feels better knowing I am not the only one who has these. For those just starting with these pains, I am 62 and they haven't killed me yet and I have had them off and on for as long as I can remember, hang in there,

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Hi I've been back to my doctors and they have put it down to stress I give up

Hi I am certain your pain is from an inflamed /compressed Occipital nerve and not Trigeminal Neuralgia which causes pain on side of head/face. If you press on the area at the base of your scalp there are a bones called the occipital condyles . Press this area between the condyle and cervical vertebrate you should have a feeling of pain/pressure then you know this is your problem. The neck muscles are attached to the condyles and the occipital nerves runs through them. believe the nerve gets trapped between Cervical vertebrate and the Occipital bone causing the pain. I have had the same electrical zaps for years if I turn my head the wrong way so I decided to rbuprofen and a chiropractor to reduce inflammation and chiropractor to release trapped nerve. I suggest a massage esp. Your neck and scalp before chiropractor so you don't and up with a pulled neck muscle. Im sure this will help you!