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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

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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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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I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

Disc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. It could be from a bulging or herniated disk in your neck or a number of other things. You would need a medical evaluation with physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate tests can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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4 weeks of burning pain on right side of head and face. Throbbing gums on right side. Sore neck and shoulder blade all on right side. Nothing relieves?

Burning pain: Possible causes are viral infection (shingles), fungal infection, nerve irritation (trigeminal neuralgia).
Check with your dentist, oral surgeon and physician for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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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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I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, I don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, I don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

Need more info: Which side do you feel the burning? What makes it better? Anything make it worse? Are there any skin changes associated with the area of burning (i.E, vesicles). It's difficult to help without more information. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly a more serious pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. Check with your PCP to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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Have for 2 nights severe burning sharp pain in shoulder blade and behind breast upon lying down and breathing, .ok when sit up but burn stays a little?

Have for 2 nights severe burning sharp pain in shoulder blade and behind breast upon lying down and breathing, .ok when sit up but burn stays a little?

Muscle issues..: It sounds like you might have some muscle and possible nerve irritation in that area. If you suffered an injury, pushed, pulled, did heavy lifting this is most likely the consequence. Sometimes just by sleeping in the wrong position you may have this issue. Icing and anti-inflammatory meds can help. If persists or worse make sure you get checked ASAP esp. If not better or chest pain as well. ...Read more

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What might lead to a burning pain in my shoulder blade?

What might lead to a burning pain in my shoulder blade?

Scapulothoracic pain: This is when you have an irritation between the scapula and the rib cage creating a bursitis in this region. This is treated by a formal therapy program focusing on strengthening the scapula thoracic musculature, ant-inflammatories, and/or an injection at this site. If the pain radiates down your arm or is associated with tingling then it might be neurologic and you might need a neuro evaluation. ...Read more

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What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

Could be pinched nrv: You may have a slightly inflamed, irritated, or pinched nerve twig innervating that particular muscle. You may also just have a shoulder blade muscle which for some reason has been overused, exerted, or otherwise fatigued. You may choose to rest, ice, and watch for a few days. If necessary a visit to your doctor or www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and I can help you find a solution to the problem. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain right underneath my right shoulder blade, what could it be?

I have a burning pain right underneath my right shoulder blade, what could it be?

Sudden?: If you have sudden burning pain under your right shoulder, it could be related to nerve, bone, muscle, heart, skin, lung problems... Is there a rash? Do you have back pain? Could be shingles which needs anti-viral medications and management for the burning pain. Pain when you take a deep breath? Nausea? Palpitations? Shortness of breath? Possibly cardiac or lung. Update me! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

Ben gay: You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory or ben-gay. You can also try ibuprofen. A heat compress helps some as well. See your physician if you have further problems. ...Read more

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I've had mild to extreme shoulder blade/neck/shoulder pain for four years, pain increased with caffeine beverages, what could this be?

Possible Migraine: It's possible that this may be a migraine variant. It's possible to see pain in the neck and shoulder area with some folks. Another possibility is a pinched nerve but that wouldn't explain the caffeine connection. Our bodies never read the textbooks, so anything is possible. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is burning in left shoulder blade something serious? I've had pain on and off for about a month and now its burning. Pain with stretching too.

Is burning in left shoulder blade something serious? I've had pain on and off for about a month and now its burning. Pain with stretching too.

Usually bursitis: Burning pain in the area you describe is usually bursitis but could also be referred pain from nerve irritation from the neck. Neck posture should be considered as well as shoulder intense activities ...Read more

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Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Get checked out: If this has been going on for several weeks, then it is time to get checked out by you doc. It is likely muscular and would improve with physical therapy. Be sure and get looked at. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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