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I have a burning pain in my neck/shoulder area that travels through my arm and swelling around my neck/shoulder. What may this be? Should I see a doc?

I have a burning pain in my neck/shoulder area that travels through my arm and swelling around my neck/shoulder. What may this be? Should I see a doc?

Consider: Cervical root problem, brachial plexus issue like thoracic outlet, local shoulder joint problem or even referred sxs from further down arm. Get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap pain: Try wearing strapless bras for now and get resized; the strap may be causing some pressure and this in turn can cause the pain you have experienced - if that does not work, see a competent doctor for a complete history and clinical exam. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been having a severe sharp burning pain under right collarbone. I'm on morphine for my neck its not even relieving shoulder pain

See your doctor: If you are having pain and you are already on significant pain medication then it is important to have any new pain checked out. Imagine how bad the new pain would be without being on pain medication and that would assuredly bring you to the doctor. ...Read more

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Burning pain in shoulder after doing some activities. Should I ice it?

Burning pain in shoulder after doing some activities. Should I ice it?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff strain bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, nerve injury, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder occur due to acute injury & some from overuse. Start with rice (includes ice) consider a gradual return to activity, and see an orthopedist if pain persist.

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Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Have anexam: The lymph nodes in your arm pits may be fighting some sort of infection and your depleted condition and tension/fatigue could have affected your back. See a Dr to find the cause (s) and get some relief. While I'd be silly to declare that you don't have cancer latent somewhere - I don't see any reason to think you do. Ask the doctor who does your exam/lab work to evaluate that possibility. Best! ...Read more

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I have a stabbing burning pain behind my left shoulder pain when I move it--what could it be?

Shoulderblade prob: Shoulder pain can be from many different problems. The main one in back of is shoulder blade irritation or inflammation
you could try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. ...Read more

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I'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

I'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

MRI w/without Gad: Depending on how high or low on your shoulder blade, this area localizes to either the C4 or t2 nerve roots. An entrapped neurofibroma at one of these levels may be producing the burning pain. An MRI of the cervical spine extended to the high cervical region with and without gadolinium should show any abnormalities in these regions. You would then need to decide surgery or pain management. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain down to the foot shoulder as a burning sensation ?

Right shoulder pain down to the foot shoulder as a burning sensation ?

Nerve related: Possibly stemming from the back i.E herniated or bulging disc. I would follow up with an orthopedist or possibly neurologist. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

A-C Joint?: If a young person were to have shoulder pain with pain lying on shoulder at night & weakness with lifting & a "popping" sound; then consideration might be for A-C, acromioclavicular, separation. Has there been a traumatic injury or fall onto shoulder? Skateboarding? See an Osteopath or Physiatrist. A-C joint X-ray films standing upright with & without weights might be needed; as well as an MRI. ...Read more

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Front neck pain into clavicle area burning pain to tip of shoulder. Top wisdom teeth out a week ago any correlation

Front neck pain into clavicle area burning pain to tip of shoulder. Top wisdom teeth out a week ago any correlation

Evaluation Needed: It could be connected but it could not be connected as well. I'd go back to the doctor to be evaluated to at least see if the surgery caused the pain. ...Read more

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ganglion volar side of wrist in joint ulnar side, I get sharp burning pain in forearm, inner elbow and sometimes pain in shoulder blade why?

Unrelated: Ganglion doesn't cause your pain syndrome.
Sounds like shoulder-arm syndrome caused by Trapper Ulnar Nerve
Two separate entities ...Read more

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R shoulder pain, sudden, hurts in neck, can't lift it up foward or on the side. Burning stabbing sensation. Cant put much weigth on it. What can this be?

R shoulder pain, sudden, hurts in neck, can't lift it up foward or on the side. Burning stabbing sensation. Cant put much weigth on it. What can this be?

Tendon or bursa: In someone your age with no history of trauma, a rotator cuff tendonitis or subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis.

An orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist can take care of this problem, usually with a simple in-office injection of steroid and numbing medicine. If that doesn't help, an MRI may be ordered. Possible pt too. ...Read more

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I get chest pains and at the same time a burning sensation between my shoulder blades I've got 2 dised disc in my neck but would this cause the chest pains?

I get chest pains and at the same time a burning sensation between my shoulder blades I've got 2 dised disc in my neck but would this cause the chest pains?

Possible Cardiac: Those symptoms, by themselves are classic symptoms of cardiac trouble, possible heart attack. The vertebrae in the cervical portion of your spine is a confounding variable; however, going to the er under the circumstances would not be a bad call. I would, at the very least, go to emergent care for ekg today. Do not wait until tomorrow. Better safe then sorry. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck?

Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck?

Yes: It is possible. If it does not resolve with your doctor;'s advice, stretching, massage and trigger point injections, consider further evaluation of the neck and mid back regions. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder up a lil toward my neck and a burning sensation. What can this be some times pain takes over my intire arm.?

Neurologic problem: Your symptoms sound like a cervical (neck) nerve root problem. A cervical radiculopathy often presents as neck pain with radiation into the upper extremity. It can be associated with pins and needles, numbness, pain, and/or weakness.

You would benefit from a medical consultation given your symptoms especially if they are persistent. Good luck to a quick recovery! ...Read more

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I have had neck pain that depending on if I turn it the wrong way radiates down my rt arm, also a very strong burning sensation in my rt shoulder.

Cervical disc or: Shoulder arthritis or worse rotator cuff tear, take over the counter pain meds, ice, heat biofreeze, good body mechanics when lifting, get xray and mri ideal of neck and shoulder will show the cause ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I am having numbness in my left deltoid. I also have right side neck pain and a burning sensation in my rt shoulder. - in 2004 I had a fx of the L1?

I am having numbness in my left deltoid. I also have right side neck pain and a burning sensation in my rt shoulder. - in 2004 I had a fx of the L1?

This is not due to: An old l 1 fracture but could be related to a neck and/or right shoulder issue. If symptoms persist or progress, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder which moves into the arm, especially down into the fingers is often related to a cervical nerve root. But if it's only in the upper arm there are other potential causes. Lung problems, anginal heart pain, liver or gallbladder problems can cause pain in the shoulder and upper arm. If you're having this much pain you should be evaluated. At least then you can be treated for the pain. ...Read more

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I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

Yes: Might want to have your physician do some inflammatory markers to confirm your diagnosis. Getting tests done when you are actively having a problem make the results more likely to be positive and therefore make it easier to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasn't figured it out yet. ...Read more

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Hi I woke with neck and shoulder paincausing pain and burning pain in my arm and a numb thumb what can it be?

Hi I woke with neck and shoulder paincausing pain and burning pain in my arm and a numb thumb what can it be?

Neck source symptoms: Hello CWelch,
Sounds like your neck is causing your symptoms. If burning is on the outer part of your arm, your C4/5 & C5/6 levels could be involved. If the inside part of your arm is the issue, then C7/T1 & T1/2 levels could be involved. Numbness in your thumb could stem from irritation of your C6 nerve root. That sits at the C5/6 disc level. Symptoms might drop with Toradol or oral steriods. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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