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I have been having a burning sensation across my upper back and down my neck. There is no rash of any sort and the pain radiates for a few minutes?

I have been having a burning sensation across my upper back and down my neck. There is no rash of any sort and the pain radiates for a few minutes?

May be nerve pain: Often a burning sensation indicates a nerve being pinched or trapped the location of the sensation suggests the possibility of a nerve from the lower part of the cervical spine being piched. There are many other reasons but if this persists you should see a neurologist. ...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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Why does my upper back have a burning sensation?

Why does my upper back have a burning sensation?

Pinched nerve.: You may have cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve) or myofasciatis. This could be related to a disk abnormality in the spine. ...Read more

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What could a burning sensation located in my very upper back, dead center? When I move certain ways I have to stop whatever I'm doing and be still

Any neck pain?: Do you have any neck pain? A herniated cervical disk can cause referred pain in between the shoulder blades. Alternatively, similar pain can be a result of a muscle strain or problem with a thoracic disk. ...Read more

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Burning sensation starts in upper back and goes down arms?

Burning sensation starts in upper back and goes down arms?

Pinched nerves: What you describe sounds like it could be pinched nerves originating in your lower neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

What causes a burning sensation in your arms, neck, and upper back?

C-radiculopathy...: ......one of your nasty little brothers shining a magnifying lens on your neck while you're out minding your own business and getting a tan! I'm jealous...we used to live in Austin....beautiful weather but you can keep the fire ants! Now, why at such a young age are you having these issues? Your symptoms could be an entrapment of the suprascapular nerve. See a neurologist for more workup. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation?

Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation?

Exercise or strain: New exercise or activity? May cause dom delayed onset muscle soreness (typically about 48 hours after the increase use of those muscles). May last a few days to a week or two.

Alternatively, sudden/acute burning may indicate a strain, which may take a few weeks to several months to resolve.

Massage or foam roller may help, if this is not a muscle strain. ...Read more

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Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps under skin?

Upper back very red burning sensation and feel lumps under skin?

Hard to say: Without being able to see the area, but one possibility is shingles. It sounds like its very painful for you. Please consider seeing your doctor as there are helpful treatments available. ...Read more

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What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

Shingles: There is a good possibility, with that history than you have Herpes Zoster or "Shingles" This is due to re-activation of the Chicken Pox virus in a nerve (nerves) where it causes a tiny chicken pox like "bump" in the skin at the end of the nerve.
There is medication for this disorder even after the rash breaks out so contact your Primary Care Physician for advice.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

Does scoliosis cause back pain -one side of my upper back and burning sensation?

It can: Yes scoliosis can cause this. Symptomatic treatment with heat/ice/massage/stretching is usually adequate. If not see a spine physiatrist or surgeon to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

I have a burning sensation in my upper back and from a week I have this sensation in my right foot also.

Need more info: There may be something that is causing nerve irritation. That could be caused by improper posture, trauma (tight shoe?) jogging or running, lifting something heavy. The complaint is so diffuse that I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Needs to be watched: In your age group, the most common causes are musculoskeletal problems that usually self-resolve. Esophageal spasm can cause deep middle pain. Acid reflux is also a possibility despite taking tums (calcium carbonate). Young women who are smokers and are taking oral contraceptive pills are at risk for lung blood clot that can cause chest pain. Heart issues need always to be ruled out but are unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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I have occasional GERD. Today I feel burning sensation in the right of my upper back, worsens when I belch. I'm 30 no other symptoms, and healthy?

I have occasional GERD. Today I feel burning sensation in the right of my upper back, worsens when I belch. I'm 30 no other symptoms, and healthy?

Try mastic gum: Mastic gum (available from a health food store or on-line) is an effective remedy for GERD. Mastic is from the bark of a Mediterranean tree, and has been used for hundreds of years for gastrointestinal problems. Mastic kills H. pylori, the spirochete that causes GERD and stomach ulcers. 1 gram/day for two weeks will eradicate H. pylori. Also speeds healing of ulcers. ...Read more

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I am suffering from burning sensation in the upper back and its gradually expanding to my lower back till legs. I am suffering from this past 8 years.

I am suffering from burning sensation in the upper back and its gradually expanding to my lower back till legs. I am suffering from this past 8 years.

Get checked for: Nerve inflammation, impingement etc. Follow up with ur pcp or neurologist or ortho. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/burning-sensation. ...Read more

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Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

Referred pain: Deep somatic pain arises from deeper body structures and has a dull, deep, depressing quality. The site where the pain is perceived by you may not indicate the
true source of the pain, the diagnosis of deep somatic pain is often elusive. It is a possibility that source of the pain neck, and site is sinus.
Rec.: see pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I am having burning sensation in Upper back and Some times in the legs, I recently had an endoscopy that suggest mild gastritis but symptoms reoccured?

I am having burning sensation in Upper back and Some times in the legs, I recently had an endoscopy that suggest mild gastritis but symptoms reoccured?

Could be a disc: Burning in the back associated with leg symptoms is suggestive of nerve compression in the spine. Based upon your age this is most likely due to a disc bulge. Most disc bulges occur in the lower lumbar spine, but they can also occur higher up. See an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon for an exam, and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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What causes cool burning sensation in the neck and down the arms and in the upper back? Sometimes I have hot burning pain? Please help

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle weakness and burning pain in the arms, finger numbness, neck pains, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sir, I have burning sensation in upper back, shoulders, arms along with pains. I am 23 years old. What it could be? My blood test, EMG, urine all is normal?

Sir, I have burning sensation in upper back, shoulders, arms along with pains. I am 23 years old. What it could be? My blood test, EMG, urine all is normal?

Depends: If you are vegetarian......you have B12 deficiency related neuritis. If you had neck injury......can have entrapment neuropathy. These are long duration disease. If it is one sided and short duration it might be shingles. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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Burning pain in upper back?

Isolated?: If this is isolated to the upper back and no radiation into the arm or arms, then most likely a myofascial pain issue. There are several small nerves that run through the layers of muscles in this area. Restriction in the fascia can cause these nerves to get pinched that can cause the burning sensations. Have someone look to make sure there is no rash in the area for shingles. ...Read more