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Back Feels Cold
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
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
Both!: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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