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What could cause a sharp burning pain on the back of the head?

What could cause a sharp burning pain on the back of the head?

Tension: The back of the head upper back is a typical location for tension headaches. If it is associated with other symptoms like double vison nausea or vomitting see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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I woke up with severe burning pain in the back of me head and it's getting worse burning pain the is going down my neck?

I woke up with severe burning pain in the back of me head and it's getting worse burning pain the is going down my neck?

Pain: Any muscle spasms of head and tension can cause a pain of scalp muscle and neck muscle. Muscle relexant also cold and heat pack will help to control pain. ...Read more

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I have burning pain on the back side of my head causing my ear to hurt what could case this?

I have burning pain on the back side of my head causing my ear to hurt what could case this?

Headache: Some times, these symptoms are due to cervical spine nerve compression or facet joints arthritis. You have to consult a pain physician to be appropriately diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Hard ball on back of head with burning pain. What does this sound like?

Hard ball on head: A description alone cannot help you - you are best served by seeing a competent physician so that you may be examined - this way, a proper treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Back of head hurts, hair follicles and upper shoulders. What's wrong? Seen neurologist. Didn't give me a diagnosis. burning pain.

Back of head hurts, hair follicles and upper shoulders.  What's wrong?  Seen neurologist.  Didn't give me a diagnosis. burning pain.

Difficult case: whatever little information gleamed by the neurologist may not be enough to secure a definitive diagnosis- isomtimes the problem may need to "blossom" before a diagnosis can be made- for example, if the sensation happens on one side of the body, this symptoms preceeds by about a say, the painful rash seen with the shingles . ...Read more

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Have I.I.H. upper spine/back of head/neck feel burning/pain. Sharp pains on head/in ears. Eyes burn/stab. pain. Face by eyes burns. Just a migraine?..

Have I.I.H. upper spine/back of head/neck feel burning/pain. Sharp pains on head/in ears. Eyes burn/stab. pain. Face by eyes burns. Just a migraine?..

Feels familiar?: Hi Elle, What you describe is not specific enough to say whether this is IIH or migraine. As a headache specialist, I see many patients with IIH who continue to have headaches despite optimal management of intracranial pressure with acetazolamide. See your neurologist if the headaches you have now are worse in the morning, associated with double/blurry vision or ringing in the ears. Feel better ...Read more

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I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

I have had a burning tingling pain on the back of my head left side 3 to 4 in away from my ear. Been happening for 6 yrs off and on.?

Occipital nerve: Most likely explanation for your symptoms is irritation of occipital nerve, a strictly sensory nerve supplying the scalp in back of the head. This nerve is frequently irritated by chronic muscle spasm secondary to emotional tension and/or anatomic difficulties in the upper neck. ...Read more

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What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

May or may not: Main issue is the cause of your Abducens palsy, and if you have inflammatory disorder of meninges due to any cause, the burning could be associated due to involvement of trigeminal or greater occipital nerves. If your N VI issue is congenital or post-traumatic, then there is NO relationship. ...Read more