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Apr 9, 2018 · "Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp! in Chronic Pain

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Apr 9, 2018 · "Electric Shock" type pain in my scalp! in Chronic Pain

This condition is known as "Allodynia," and is well described and discussed in a great article (2016) by the head of neurology at the Univ. of Toledo, Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, M.D It results from central sensitization of nerve fibers within the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) rather than peripheral neurons, and they become hyiperexcitable. About 80% of persons suffering from migraines experience allodynia at some place on the body. The sensation of inappropriate pain may result from various kinds of stimuli, such as dynamic allodynia from brushing the hair or shaving, thermal allodynia from warm or cold exposure, etc. The severity varies widely from person to person. Women suffer from the condition more than men. Obesity and smoking also predispose one to occurances of this condition. She discusses several drugs which may be useful in preventing and/or treating this debilitating and painful condition. Best wishes from Oklahoma, Loren Martin, PhD, emeritus professor of medical physiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa