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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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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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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this burning sensation in the back of my head?

What is this burning sensation in the back of my head?

occipital neuralgia: While several conditions could cause someone to have burning sensation in the back of the head, occipital neuralgia is definitely part of the differential diagnosis. Go get checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Wet liquid sensations in the back of head and neck?

Pinched nerve?: Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck or scalp can cause sensations like this. See a doctor and have it checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest. Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation ?

Weird sharp chest pains, both sides and sometimes in the middle of my chest.
Pain in bottom of arm sometimes and also in neck. Burning sensation ?

Atypical chest pain: Given age group and no documented risk factors, your symptoms are unlikely cardiac in origin. However an evaluation with blood tests (thyroid unction) an echocardiogram (sonogram of the heart) to rule out structural disease and a treadmill stress test for coronary and abnormal heart rhythm abnormalities would help to rule out cardiac etiologies. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in groin fold area and in legs off and on what's the cause?

Burning sensation in groin fold area and in legs off and on what's the cause?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is primarily caused by skin-on-skin friction and is characterized by initial mild erythema that may progress to a more intense inflammation with erosions, oozing, exudation, maceration, and crusting. Intertrigo is facilitated by moisture trapped in deep skinfolds where air circulation is limited. Treatment is with vytone cream 1%. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain on the left side of my head towards the top of my head.. The burning pain is always in the same place and comes and goes..

I have a burning pain on the left side of my head towards the top of my head.. The burning pain is always in the same place and comes and goes..

Time to see doctor: You need to see your doctor now for an exam. Give a good history. Once you have your diagnosis you will have your treatment plan ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the back of my head?

Irritation of nerve: Occipital nerve is major nerve supplying the skin of back of head. It may be pinched or nerve roots in the upper neck may be pinched. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

Feeling of earthquake in back of head, sometimes palpitations in back of head and legs?

There is a thing: called "exploding head syndrome", which is a type of headache. It doesn't usually cause strange feelings in legs though. It seems possible that you just have a lot of anxiety about something, but nonetheless, with any severe headache and other unexplained symptoms you should probably seek a medical opinion. When you do, just describe the symptoms. Don't use analogies "feeling of earthquake". ...Read more

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Burning sensation in right arch of the foot?

Burning sensation in right arch of the foot?

A few things: It could be due to plantar fasciitis, an injury, overuse, worn out shoes, tarsal tunnel syndrome (think carpal tunnel but at the ankle level instead of wrist), arthritis, peripheral neuropathy due to radiculopathy (spinal nerve issues) or medical reasons (such as diabetes, thyroid or circulatory issues). See a doctor to have all this sorted out for you. ...Read more

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Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

You : You need to have an immediate medical evaluation. A burning sensation, numbness and tingling could represent a stroke or a significant neurological catastrophe. It can also be from a "pinched nerve", but you need to be evaluated immediately to determine the cause. Please go to the er for these symptoms. ...Read more

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what causes burning on the back of the legs and sometimes sharp pains in the knees

what causes burning on the back of the legs and sometimes sharp pains in the knees

Nondiagnostic: Without more information these symptoms are nondiagnostic and could be due to muscular or vein problems. Sharp knee pains can have different causes also. If your symptoms are frequent consult your Physician who may refer you to a rheumatologist, neurologist or vascular surgeon depending on your detailed history and physical examination findings. ...Read more

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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck!" LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? www.sootheaway.com. Check it out. ...Read more

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Pain spreading from below my knee at the back to the front and the rest of the back of my calf feels like a stinging sensation ?

Pain spreading from below my knee at the back to the front and the rest of the back of my calf feels like a stinging sensation  ?

Leg pain: It appears that your discomfort isn't arrising within the knee joint itself. If that's the case, and if there's no history of leg strain, calf muscle inflammation or phlebitis are concerns. See your physician if there's persistent calf pain,swelling or tenderness. ...Read more

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Burning in the middle of my chest?

Burning in the middle of my chest?

See your doctor: Any type of chest discomfort requires the immediate involvement of your doctor; either at the office or in the er. ...Read more

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Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

?nerve compression: Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even an early sign of neuropathy. But is there history of head or neck trauma which may have predated this? Might see your doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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What's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

What's the cause of a burning feeling in my upper abdomen?

Heartburn: It could be heartburn. A quick and easy way to find out is to try tums (calcium carbonate). If the pain goes away, you've nailed it. If not, see your doctor. ...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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I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

May or may not: Main issue is the cause of your Abducens palsy, and if you have inflammatory disorder of meninges due to any cause, the burning could be associated due to involvement of trigeminal or greater occipital nerves. If your N VI issue is congenital or post-traumatic, then there is NO relationship. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Possible but...: Anxiety can produce tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations. The burning pain you describe is not the most typical for anxiety and you need to have a physician rule out problems in your cervical spine, neck and upper back muscles, and occipital nerves. ...Read more

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What is this burning sensation in the back of my head?

occipital neuralgia: While several conditions could cause someone to have burning sensation in the back of the head, occipital neuralgia is definitely part of the differential diagnosis. Go get checked by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning sensation up your back to your head?

Neuralgia: What you are describing is nerve pain which is described as burning in nature, likely secondary to a pinched nerve either c2 or c3 dermatome. ...Read more

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Im having a burning sensation at the back of my head. what is it? I have no medical history for this before or related to it.

Im having a burning sensation at the back of my head. what is it? I have no medical history for this before or related to it.

Have someone look: it is either a skin (scalp) problem or muscle spasms such as neck. Have someone look and tell you if there's a rash or redness or hair loss. Otherwise pinch your shoulder and neck muscles to see if you get the same burning pain. In which case You could try acetaminophen or nonprescription analgesic.I don't think it would be a problem in the cranial bone or in the brain (in case you are wondering). ...Read more

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I'm having a burning sensation on the back if my head for 4 days straight now mix with pain and now I feel nauseous?

I'm having a burning sensation on the back if my head for 4 days straight now mix with pain and now I feel nauseous?

See your doctor: I don't know your health history, how long you have had the headache and when the nausea began. I would recommend you get examined by your health provider, since the nausea may be an important new development. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems, light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

Burning sensation at back of my head, with brain fog, vision problems,  light sensitivity, mood swing, fatigue. Thyroid tests are back to normal. Help?

See an ophtalmologys: The symptoms you're mentioning are concerning. Brain fog and vision problems, especially. A thorough ophtalmological exam, will be able to discern if your problems are at the eye/vision level or if there is further neurological, occipital brain lobe , involvement . ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate tests can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the upper shoulders &very hot burning sensation that goes along the back of my head.Ifeel shoulders painful &hot also?

Possibly: If the pain is generalized and there are areas of soft tissue tenderness, then it is likely fibromyalgia. Localized pain just to the neck and shoulder areas is unlikely to be fibromyalgia. ...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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What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

What causes hot burning sensation in the whole back till the back of head..Could fibromiyalji be the cause or is there any other.What I do for relief?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

I have neck pain, stiffness , burning sensation on right side of neck and back of head. I have Lupus and I take immunosuppressant. Mom has shingles.

Doubt infection: I doubt this is an infection. Shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus and if you've had chickenpox or had a chicken vaccination your risk of chickenpox is low. Shingles can occur at any age but especially is more common as we age. ...Read more