What is this tingling sensation?
June 15, 2005 8:36 AM Subscribe
Every so often, I feel a tingling in my upper back and neck that sometimes spreads into the base of my skull and can go as far as my scalp.
posted by staresbynight to health & fitness (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's definitely a pleasurable sensation; it feels a bit like cool water or a mild electric current being applied to my nerves. I feel it sometimes when I get up and walk around from having been seated for a while, and occasionally when I hear a piece of music that I really enjoy but haven't listened to in some time. The sensation lasts perhaps two or three seconds, starts strong and fades in intensity.
What is it? My best guess is that it's an endorphin rush of some kind, but I'm not sure why I would receive it at random.