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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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Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?

Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches.

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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.

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Is there any reason I would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Is there any reason I would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible.

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I keep getting a weird tingly burning sensation at the tops of both breasts. Not pain, discomfort. Doc says heart ok. Upper back pain. Anxiety. Ideas?

I keep getting a weird tingly burning sensation at the tops of both breasts. Not pain, discomfort. Doc says heart ok. Upper back pain. Anxiety. Ideas?

Probably ok: Your symptoms are unusual because there is tingling on both sides. If it was a stroke or a tumor, it would only be on one side of the body, so you shouldn't have to worry about that. It could be from anxiety, but that's an unusual way for it to present. There is a condition called myelitis, inflammation of the spinal cord, that could cause this. Ask your doctor to evaluate you with this in mind.

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I have upper back pain, burning sensation in my chest that comes and goes. My teeth have felt very awkward along with weight loss. Any suggestions?

I have upper back pain, burning sensation in my chest that comes and goes. My teeth have felt very awkward along with weight loss. Any suggestions?

See doctor: You should call you doctor and be evaluated. There are many causes for these symptoms. It soulnds like this has been going on for awhile so get yourself checked out.

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I have a burning sensation in my upper back and right shoulder. I have problems looking to my right and also alot of pain in my right shoulder?

I have a burning sensation in my upper back and right shoulder. I have problems looking to my right and also alot of pain in my right shoulder?

@ 38, U need to--: -be evaluated by a specialist such as neurology to find out if it is from your neck, it does sound like that to me. Turning your head to the R, should not cause shoulder pain, but cervical pathology can.

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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion.

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Shoulder tendenrness tear happened upper back right hand shoulder, causing me burning pain at night especially. Please help. Thank you?

Shoulder pain: This could be a problem with the shoulder itself, or a problem from the cervical discs that innervate the shoulder.

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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.

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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.

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How to deal with sharp, burning pain in my shoulder blade area?

How to deal with sharp, burning pain in my shoulder blade area?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Http://theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm.

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Severe upper back pain between shoulder blades. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades I consider cervical problems like a herniated disc.

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I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, I would encourage you to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are: spine related, such as a pinched nerve; peri scapular, such as a sub scapular bursitis; or even nonmusculoskeletal. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the problem and based upon that appropriate alternatives discussed.

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When I wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

When I wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

Old Mattress?: Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one. Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking nsaids along with heat. You can get a massage. If all else fails see your pcp who can prescribe a muscle relaxer.

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Occasionally I get a burning sensation in my right shoulder blade area. Should I be worried?

Occasionally I get a burning sensation in my right shoulder blade area. Should I be worried?

Maybe maybe not-: -only an exam by Ur PCP, hands on & possible images. If needed U can get referred if indicated.

Dr. Marvin Ott
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