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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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off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the brain itself. These tend to resolve without any specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil as needed. The other symptoms are unrelated and are nonspecific without other information. An examination by your physician is needed an proper referrals made ...Read more

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I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

I have tingling, tightness, and pressure on the sides of my head and numbness in the back of my head?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on the left side of my body from head to back. What causes the pain?

Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...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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My penis itching on the top of head?

My penis itching on the top of head?

Get checked: An itchy penis needs to be examined especially if there is a rash or discharge. Your doctor can look, test appropriately and figure out the best plan. Good luck ...Read more

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Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Tingling sensation on my cheeks, both sides of my head. Sometimes is on the top of the scal or burning.What could it be?

Need more info: Sounds like it might be a form of anxiety. The symptoms are so varied it is hard to pick a neurological cause. To be 100% sure please consult with a neurologist and if his/her exam is normal talk to your family physician. ...Read more

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Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure  on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?

Hemicranial headache: Need more information about he headache. It sounds like it might be a migraine headache. Better have it evaluated by your physician. ...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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Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Possible: Physical cause of tingling would be irritation or pinching of the nerve that supplies the skin of scalp. Even anxiety and stress can sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Headaches in the back of my head on the right side over my ear?

Headaches in the back of my head on the right side over my ear?

More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and severe you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

Been having slight throbbing pain in the back top left hand side of my head, it comes and goes also have 3 or 4 pimples on the back of my head on that?

2 separate problems: 1. Possible migraine. Any migraine must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine should be initiated. 2. Scalp pimples could be hormone or stress related. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

I have this burning sensation on the right side of my thigh.

See below: If the pain is on the outside of the thigh, ou may be experiencing a condition called meralgia peristhetica which is a pinched nerve near the hip. Stretching helps and should be the first thing attempted. ...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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Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck feels like its on a nerve, burning and throbbing?

Small nodes behind my right and the back of my neck  feels like its on a nerve,  burning and throbbing?

Inflammation: This could me inflammation, mononucleosis or a lymph node disorder. See a practitioner who would take a look at what you are seeing, then look at other places on your body. Whatever it is... Early diagnosis and treatment are key. ...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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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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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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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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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 causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia?Could not bear hot

What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia?Could not bear hot

Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...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've had migranes/headaches everyday for over a month. Now I'm starting to have a burning or numbing sensation in the back of my head. What is it?Help

I've had migranes/headaches everyday for over a month. Now I'm starting to have a burning or numbing sensation in the back of my head. What is it?Help

ADisdainForMigraine: Migraine? How do you know? I'll just assume you have severe headaches for now. And you can develop "overflow" symptoms from them (e.g. stiff neck, tight muscles that squeeze the nerves in the back of your head, nausea, insomnia, etc etc etc). If the usual over-the-counter medications haven't helped or just help for a while, you need to see a doc. A month is a long time to suffer like that. ...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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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 had a lipoma removal from my scalp on Tuesday. I am having sharp shooting pains in the back of my head and hot, burning sensation near incision.

Have a look: You had a skin lipoma removed from your scalp. These are usually only removed for pain or large size. Ask someone to have a look at the incision. Sometimes the lymphatic drainage is involved. If the invision is red and hot and angry looking yoy may need antibiotics. Office based procedures like any other procedures have infection risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly a more serious pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. Check with your PCP to determine what is causing it. ...Read more