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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Pressure/ burning sensation in head either top or back of head everyday. Body weakness, slurred speech, neck ache, fatigue, muscle aches? Thanks

Pressure/ burning sensation in head either top or back of head everyday. Body weakness, slurred speech, neck ache, fatigue, muscle aches? Thanks

Fibromyalgia ? : 27 yo female c/o daily head discomfort, "body weakness, slurred speech, fatigue, muscle aches" & cervical pain. Assuming these symptoms are chronic & not an acute viral illness or related to trauma, a general medical exam is needed to rule out systemic disorders & autoimmune disease. If no distinct findings, then see a Rheumatologist to be considered for possible Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Can a throat viral infection cause muscle pain, flashing joint pain, a rash, tingling feet, burning  sensation, itchy skin. Happens on and off.

Yes: But it's not an orthopedic condition. May be an auto-immune response, your body reacting inappropriately to the virus. See your medical doctor and tell hip it's important! ...Read more

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Help!. I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Help!. I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Call your prescriber: I think u mean burning sensation in neck / head from Lexapro (escitalopram) . It would first need to be established if these ate indeed from Lexapro (escitalopram) or " anxiety " for which Lexapro (escitalopram) may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Radiculopathy: Is what first comes to mind. Also known as a piched nerve in your neck. However there are other causes that need to be ruled out. It could be something as simple as a muscle spasm or something more serious. There are many questions and exam requirements to correctly identify the problem. A full history and a physical exam would be required to determine with any certainty. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

Ben gay: You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory or ben-gay. You can also try ibuprofen. A heat compress helps some as well. See your physician if you have further problems. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

Evaluation: I would advise a chiropractor evaluate - especially one familiar with sports injuries that can help advise you with stretches once he/she has evaluated the muscle and surrounding areas for injuries. Physical therapist also an option - but harder to go see on your own without a physician order... ...Read more

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Im having a sharp and stabbing pain on the left side of my neck shooting up to my head with a burning sensation & a weird sensation throughout my head?

Neck pain: A quick visit to the nearest Emergency facility will take care of you. If things are not working out while in the Emergency facility you will be immediately referred to the hospital for management. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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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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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 would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

What would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

Medication,cosmetics: Side effects from medications or cosmetics are the most likely cause. Rare causes - autoimmune or endocrine disorders come to mind. Your primary physician may refer you to a dermatologist, neurologist or endocrinologist depending on the results of the initial workup. ...Read more

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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