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Feeling of Electrical Shock

This is the second time this has happened to me.  I will get an instant feeling of an electrical shock in my head for a few seconds, and I immediately feel like I'm going to fall, and usually do.  I instantly look for something to grab on to.  The last time it happened, I had a cup of ice in my hand, and it was so strong, that I ending up dropping the cup and also falling, without my control.  It only lasts for a second or two, but I wish I could find out what is causing the electrical shock feeling in my head.  I've had two carpal tunnel surgeries on both hands, and constantly drop things if I use my hands normally, like anyone else.  I've had 6 back surgeries, including rods (which have been removed), and a fusion on two levels.  I also have a herniated disk or two in my neck.  Does anyone know or experienced this in their head?
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738075 tn?1330575844
I occasionally get what I call "lightning bolts" inside my head.  They're deep in the middle, maybe slightly to the right.  I asked my neurologist about it, and he just said,"Oh, that happens, sometimes".

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1548028 tn?1324612446
This happens to my son often.  His move.  Sometimes legs, arms, hands, head.  He says you get used to them but they still always startle him.  
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