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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
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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 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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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...: 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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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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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 have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems, go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement. Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder which moves into the arm, especially down into the fingers is often related to a cervical nerve root. But if it's only in the upper arm there are other potential causes. Lung problems, anginal heart pain, liver or gallbladder problems can cause pain in the shoulder and upper arm. If you're having this much pain you should be evaluated. At least then you can be treated for the pain. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation that comes and goes at the back left-hand side of my head and a little down the back of my neck. It feels almost like acid. It is not painful but rather disconcerting.?

Pinched nerve?: Hi Olivia, perhaps a pinching, or irritation of the C2 / C3 nerves that supply that area? Take some time, notice if there is pattern to this, worse with certain activity / posture? Eased by Ibuprofen? Does it come more often in periods when you are under a degree of physical / mental stress? If it persists, becomes severe, or you get similar symptoms in other parts of your body then do see your GP ...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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I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

I have been having a burning sensation that started on my face and abdomen then three days later a rash on back & neck with burning now both alternate?

See a doctor: A rash could indicate a virus, or allergic reaction or reaction to a toxin, could be early sign of sepsis.
My advice go and see your doctor, it could ne nothing, but it is worth the peace of mind.
These things could start very innocent, so do not ignore it.good luck and go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had neck surgery in2009 and MRI on back that showed 4 bulging discs could this be what is causing a burning sensation pretty much from neck to my fe?

I had neck surgery in2009 and MRI on back that showed 4 bulging discs could this be what is causing a burning sensation pretty much from neck to my fe?

Possible: Internal scaring after surgery is common, along with disc bulges that may create narrowing around the spine and lead to spinal impingement, I recommend an evaluation by a pain dr, new MRI with a without contrast along with emg/ncs are useful tests to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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When I crack my neck I get a burning sensation in my spine and I can't move my legs for a few minutes.

When I crack my neck I get a burning sensation in my spine and I can't move my legs for a few minutes.

SERIOUS: Without an exam, I can only give general information AND
generally pain and paralysis from a neck related thing is INCREDIBLY serious and can imply risk for QUADRAPLEGIA (paralysis from the neck down) and could be unstable at this very minute.
Can be an indication for emergency neck x-ray series to see if neck is broken. (arthritis, thin bones often does this). ...Read more