Top
20
Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation In Back Of Neck Diagnosis

Share
1

1
Random Pain in back of neck with burning sensation at times. Comes and goes and does not respond to Motrin?

Random Pain in back of neck with burning sensation at times. Comes and goes and does not respond to Motrin?

Neck pain: Try ice or rotate it with warm compresses 20 mins every hour. This could be a nerve ping enemy pain. You may want to see your family doctor to make sure it is not muscle pain. You could try a muscle relaxant if it is. You could also get an imaging study to make sure it is not a disc issue. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
1,277 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to. Worse in the morning. Any idea?

Sides/back of neck hurt on/off. I get brief shooting burning pain in my head and ears. Shoulders and upper back sore to. Worse in the morning. Any idea?

Many possibilities: You are likely to be holding a lot of tension in your upper back and neck muscles. The question is why? At your age I would hope you could find more than symptomatic care. Posture, situational stressors, trauma, visual concerns, poor sleep, depression, toxins, etc. A good clinician can help you sort through the possibilities while providing symptomatic relief. All the best. ...Read more

5

5
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. ...Read more

6

6
The back of my neck constantly feels painful and has a burning sensation. What could this be?

The back of my neck constantly feels painful and has a burning sensation. What could this be?

Neck pain: Constant discomfort with burning sensation in the back of the neck is often caused by chronic tension in neck muscles from stress. They can also be strained or stressed from poor posture while working at a desk or computer or improper pillows. Other possibilities include exposure to wind and drafts, or arthritis of the vertebrae, or old whiplash injury. See your physician for evaluation as neede ...Read more

7

7
I keep getting a burning sensation on the back of my neck, there is no pain or injury it just burns?

I keep getting a burning sensation on the back of my neck, there is no pain or injury it just burns?

There are numerous: Causes of burning neck pain. The most likely cause is simple muscle tension. The muscles of the posterior neck really get a constant workout holding up your head all the time! It is a favorite place for muscle tension/stress to settle. More serious causes include cervical disc problems/herniation or peripheral nerve inflammation. Focus on heat, massage, gentle range of motion. If persists, see Doc ...Read more

8

8
Why do I get a burning sensation in my neck and in my back of my head?

Why do I get a burning sensation in my neck and in my back of my head?

Possible nerve: Irritation. While it could be just muscle spasms or irritation, the fact that it burns leading up to the back of your head, it may be nerve irritation, often including the greater occipital, lesser and third occipital nerves. You will need a physical exam to be sure, but try neck range of motion exercises, gently, until you see a doc. Safe exercises can be found at www. Spine-health. Com. ...Read more

9

9
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

10

10
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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

14

14
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

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Could anxiety cause you to feel burning sensation in parts of the body? I felt hot on right side in the back of my neck all the way down to my arm

Yes... but: Anxiety can cause a sensation of burning skin by triggering the 'fight or flight' response. However there are medical conditions that can cause a sensation of burning skin. Do see your pcp to rule this out before saying it's all from anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

16

16
I get a burning sensation on the back of my neck after entering a sauna for a few minutes that's like a sunburn with no rash. Started happening recent?

I get a burning sensation on the back of my neck after entering a sauna for a few minutes that's like a sunburn with no rash. Started happening recent?

Burning in neck: Did you have any injury recently or strain? Is it right after spending hours at a computer? Could be you have strain or even mild disc dysfunction (though you are quite young)and with the vasodilitation that occurs, it registers as pain/burn (sometimes pain is burning. Could try massage before entering or one tylenol/ motrin and see if it makes a diffeernce f/u with doc ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
As I bend down and get back up the pain at the back of my head and neck gets worse its like pressure is building up at the back of my neck and head and I feel a burning sensation..

As I bend down and get back up the pain at the back of my head and neck gets worse its like pressure is building up at the back of my neck and head and I feel a burning sensation..

R/O ARTHRITIS/HNP: R/O OSTEOARTHRITIS OF NECK/HNP. You need a full exam AND FOCUSED NEURO EXAM and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/ Lyme titers /MRI to be through. Also GF diet wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretrol rejuvenation-science. Com. &eval for PT and strengthening. PMR EVAL FOR PRP/PROLTHERAPY/STEROID EPIDURAL INJECTION. Then reevaluate. ...Read more

18

18
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

20

20
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