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Lhermitte's sign. No other symptoms

Hi, My name is arron, 24. I'll keep this short. I've started having a sensation, every time that I bend my neck almost. It's like a very prominent shock, like a vibration of electric shock, down my back And into my arms. It's hard to describe very accurately. But it's very noticeable. I first noticed a few months ago. At the time I had be doing quite physical martial arts, such as bjj. So I thought It could of been caused by that. But it's still here and it seems to have spread to my right leg a little. I've been to the doctors and they haven't really taken much notice of it. They seem quite perplexed by the symptom. I have looked into the phenomenon myself and the word lhermitte's sign and ms keep cropping up. Lhermitte's sign seems to fit the description pretty well. I am wondering if anyone thinks that this is ms related. I know other things can cause lhermitte's sign, but I don't think I fit the description. Any advice from anyone? Thanks

@azzy , MS can be a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. The symptoms that present in MS, e.g. L'Hermittes, can also present in various conditions. However, simple vitamin deficiencies can cause this. Have you had a blood test to check for deficiencies? If the bloods are ok, it could suggest something neurological, so you may be within your rights to request a neurological referral.


That's for the replies. @orlando27 you said your lhermitte's sign was thought to be caused by sporting accident? Was that the case or was it due to ms? I've read a few things about trauma causing it. But usually the cases are from bike or car accidents. I don't feel like I've done any serious damage to it. The only thing I can say is that I never had a problem with this until I started doing lots of martial arts over the last 6 months or so. I had an xray a few months ago, I forgot to mention, and they called no action taken. Surely they would of seen any injury. Do you guys really think it could be from injury? Because that's what I'm hoping for. It's really starting to bother me now. I don't want to demand anything from my doctor, and try to avoid telling them that i've Googled my symtoms because I think they'll pass it off as anxiety or hypochondria. Feel a bit lost at the moment to be honest. I'm just trying to wait it out but it's not going away, and even feels like my right leg is starting to get the sensation and feel a little weak. I suppose I'm looking for closure tbh. The likelyhood that it's ms or if in being a hypochondriac. Can anyone tell me their experiences? Or if anyone had it but hasn't got ms? Thanks