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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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I feel a burning sensation on my arms, stomach, and back. What is it?

I feel a burning sensation on my arms, stomach, and back. What is it?

Could be sunburn,,,: It depends on when it started and what you were doing or came in contact with but it sounds like sunburn or some irritation from detergent or contact with some clothing. It might be a good idea to get checked for allergies. Good luck.

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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.

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I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

Could be neurologic: burning sensation that you describe could be something effecting the sensory nerve fibers going to your legs. weakness of legs may be something with the nerves innervating and leading to your legs. I suggest you see your primary care physician or a neurologist.

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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.

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What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

Pain in back and arm: If it's symmetrical, this could be related to impingement or compression of nerves in your cervical/upper thoracic spine regions. Consult with a neurologist who can help localize the source and recommend further tests.

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Burning sensation in upper and middle back are sometimes travel to arms and ribs persistant off and on for months 27 year old female?

Trigger points: If intermittent, it is likely that you are having trigger points in muscles of your upper back that then trigger pain radiation into the arms and down into the rib cage. In a young person this is often posture or activity related. Have your primary send you to a rehab medicine doctor or a neurologist interested in musculoskeletal pain.

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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.

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I have heartburn. I have a burning sensation in back neck and arms. Can heartburn cause this? It's constantly there and goes into my cheeks.

I have heartburn. I have a burning sensation in back neck and arms. Can heartburn cause this? It's constantly there and goes into my cheeks.

GERD: The most common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia (problems swallowing). Differential diagnosis of GERD includes coronary artery disease. Women are less likely than men to have typical angina (chest pain). Symptoms of MI in women may differ slightly from those in men. Many cases go unrecognized, particularly at young age or in diabetes.

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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.

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Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Joint pain: See a physician. You should be evaluated for your symptoms to rule out medication side effects or a nerve or rheumatologic condition. I recommend seeing your primary care provider first, who can then refer you to a rheumatologist or neurologist as appropriate.

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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms.

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Hi I have been getting a burning sensation in back of my head (brain) I also feel really run down and getting pins and needles in my arms and legs alot?

Hi I have been getting a burning sensation in back of my head (brain) I also feel really run down and getting pins and needles in my arms and legs alot?

Impossible: You cannot get a burning sensation in your brain. Your brain is insensitive to all pain and other sensations. It senses sensations only in OTHER parts of the body. When you feel those sensations, you feel them in those other parts of the body, not the brain. Have you considered seeing a doctor about this? You folks have got National Health over there, right? Wish we had something like that here.

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Headache first last 4days with pain in my back and half way up my neck and burning sensation in my arm?

Headache first last 4days with pain in my back and half way up my neck and burning sensation in my arm?

Plan: You have to see a doctor, have XRay done and possibly other tests to figure out the reason of these multiple symptoms.

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