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Back Feels Cold
My chest feels so cold also when its cold my back feels cold and pain. Even in summer times time to time I feel cold?
Only chest/back?: Is it only your chest and back area? Have you had a good checkup with blood work? If not, I would recommend this. ...Read more
I'm really not a winter person but anywho I went outside today and now my top back feels cold like a coldness inside my back?
Probably normal: This does not sound like a pathological process, but rather physiological. You did not state whether it was cold at the time or what you were wearing, but I'm not aware of any disease that gives these symptoms. ...Read more
See doctor: If this is suddwn. Ir could be a vaacular problem see a doctor to evaluate for. Arterial or venous problems ...Read more
I can feel my heartbeat through my back & it feels funny. Like cold chills. Any idea what that could be?
Radiated feeling: Of the aortic pulse which lies next to your spinal column. ...Read more
What would cause an ice cold sensation down the back of my neck and running down my back? It feels like ice cold water but, I'm dry.
Nerve symptom: This sensation could be due to irritability or mild inflammation of superficial nerve endings in that region. Apparently there is no pain, tingling or pins and needles sensations which are also seen with nerve ending irritability or neuropathy. If symptoms persist consult a neurologist who may also check for deficiencies of vitamin b12, calcium, magnesium, potassium or for diabetes. ...Read more
Warm back: Glomera, this could be due to adequate covering by good clothing or sitting well placed in a chair. If you are a low back pain sufferer it could be due to low grade, chronic inflammation of the back muscles. However, if unaccompanied by urinary symptoms, no fever and no severe pain, I would not be concerned. Thanks ...Read more
This few weeks, I feel that my back became warm though I'm in a cold place. What does it mean? Is there something wrong of my back?
Probably fine: It is unclear if you mean that you have a warm sensation or if you notice heat when you feel your back. Assuming the latter, it is normal to notice that your core, or trunk, is the warmest part of your body even if you are in a cold place. Your vital organs are inside the abdomen and chest, so your body keeps you warmest there. Some clothes that don't breathe well such as polyester cause warmth ...Read more
Feel like I'm getting sick w a cold towards the evening. I wake up feeling a little better, by midmorning I'm okay & then evening it comes back?
Question?: Not sure what you are asking; however, symtoms seem to be viral. Please submit a specific question. ...Read more
My husbands kidneys are always freezing cold, his body can be hot but if you feel on his back were his kidneys are they are cold? Is this healthy
YOU CANNOT FEEL KIDN: You can not feel temp of kidneys by touching his back, you are feeling the temp on the skin, feeling cold skin limited to back only, may be normal, but if you are cocerned check with your doctor. ...Read more
I get this cold sensation on the back ofmy head doesn't last long I also feel like loosing balance but regain controll it happened twice what is it?
Unclear: No age has been specified. This could be neurologic, vascular or endocrinal in nature. If one is having seizures, or TIAs this could be related. If one is having vascular problems such as TIA or ministroke this could be related. If you have diabetes. and the sugar is not regulated then this is important. See your doc soon ...Read more
Hi, no matter what I do every winter I get a cold in my back that lasts for weeks and makes me feel terrible, it usually ends up in a cold or virus.?
Not uncommon: Many of us get a viral or mycoplasmal infection about once a year. Depends upon whether you are frequently in close contact and thereby exposed to large numbers of persons with such infections, resulting in your getting them. Your doctor is often exposed by seeing lots of patients with these illnesses. ...Read more
I'm having a pain in my upper back everytime I eat something. If it's something hot or cold I can feel the temp while it's going down. This is not normal for me. Any ideas what might be wrong? This has been going on for 3-4 days now.
Doesn't sound normal: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see why such symptoms are occuring, and my refer to a G.I. Specialist to further check the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, etc... Sounds like the throat, esophagus, and stomach are extra sensitive lately. If there are other swallowing or throat symptoms, an ENT specialist might also evaluate. ...Read more
Initially cold to calm down the inflammation from the initial injury and then heat helps the muscle itself to relax. Ice is usually maximum benefit for the first 72 hours only.
Try to eliminate the cause of the back spasm and avoid it in future. Avoid prolonged sitting, including working on a computer and driving. Avoid heavy lifting. Muscle relaxants and a chiropractor may be helpful. ...Read more
Muscle tension: The body muscle may tense up in cold in an attempt to generate heat. Try to wear more clothes. It would help if you exercise. Gradually increase the intensity of exercise so that you sweat freely. The heat generated by the exercise will relax the muscles. ...Read more
Just a thought:
Because your cold is not a cold. ..it's Spring allergies!!
Just a thought
Hope it helps
DR Z ...Read more
Be curious.: It's not concerning necessarily that you're feeling sick again, but you should visit with your doctor very soon so see if this is a recurrence or something new. ...Read more
Warm compresses: Cold tends to make muscles tighten more; moist heat increases blood flow and decreases pain and spasm. Mild range-of-motion exercises help stretch & relax the muscles. Nsaids (aleve/motrin etc if tolerated by stomach) can reduce pain & inflammation. Do not mix with blood thinners) magnesium (low dose) can help relax muscles. Therapeutic massage is helpful. ...Read more
Head injury?: Have you had a head injury? Fallen and hit your head? Been in a car wreck, etc? It's possible for such injuries to disrupt or completely shear off the tiny nerve fibers that run from the inside of your nose up to the olfactory nerves in your brain. This interrupts sense of smell, which in some cases may return. Loss of smell can signify other things too -- please see a neurologist or ENT doc. ...Read more
Is it bad to exercise whith a cold, esp. Walking a mile in the morning? I have weight to lose and this cold is holding me back!
I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?
Backstrain: Hello ~different people give different advice for acute back injuries always advocating ICE. In THIS case you were COLD when the injury occurred so I would suggest HEAT and bedrest and IBUPROFEN OTC 400mg 3x/d w meals. HEAT? Because the PAIN in back injury is from muscle SPASM bec the muscles splint spine to prevent further injury. COLD=>spasm HEAT=>relaxation of muscle=LESS pain. Thx ...Read more
Everytime I drink no matter what it is hot or cold I am getting pain in my upper left side of the back when I get this it last for about 20mins?
Consultation advised: Pain of gastric origin can be referred (felt in) the left upper back and lower posterior chest. It's not possible to speculate on the cause without more information from you. An online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. VIDEO OR VOICE ONLY WOULD BE BEST. In box Text next best. (Be available to reply to questions). A text/chat is too slow and the least desirable http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more
My son caught a cold, gave it to me, and I gave it to my husband. Now my son is 100 % better, and I'm worried about us passing it back to him. Thanks!
Unlikely: It's unlikely you'd pass it back to him, as he should already have the antibodies to what ever infection it was, meaning he would be able to fight any additional exposure to the same infection without getting sick again. ...Read more
My 21 month old boy is having cold-after-cold (back to back). is that normal at this point of the year? Should there be any concern regarding his cold
It's normal for a: child <2 years to have 8-10 viral upper respiratory infections/year, mostly in the fall & winter when he's indoors & closer to others. Toddlers in daycare or with older siblings get more "colds" because of ^ed exposure. By school age these kids are immune to more of the 100 " cold" viruses. No need to check his immune system unless his colds lead to serious recurrent bacterial infections. ...Read more
What could be the problem when feeling cold at the upper back only but not painful. I feel really cold but don't have cough?
Seek medical care: Is this acute? If so and you feel generally unwell it could be an infection and you should see a doctor ...Read more
I've been feeling a tingley sensation in my back. Sometimes it's a cold tingle and sometimes it feels like it's tingling and burning?
Sciatica: Usually when people feel tingling or burning especially in the back there is a concern for nerve impingement or involvement. Therefore it is appropriate to see a sports medicine doctor or PMR physician for a complete examination and consideration of a MRI and nerve test. There are local injections or medications some of which may be topical that can help. Acupuncture and PT may be a consideration ...Read more
I turned 40 a little while ago and I feel really hot at times, get headaches, back pains, neck pains, and I get really cold also. Is it menopause?
Hormonal changes: Obgyn exan, blood hormonal level; complete blood chemestry. ...Read more