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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

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have bad pain on the back of neck, vomiting, pain in shoulders going down arms. Numbness, tingling, burning sensation. Muscles pulling from spine.?

Go to ER: If you have severe pain in the back of your neck and vomiting, you should go to the er for evaluation and treatment. This is concerning, and you want to make sure you don't have meningitis.

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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.

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Can there be anything I can do to make the burning sensation in the back of my throat stop?

Can there be anything I can do to make the burning sensation in the back of my throat stop?

Throat burning: Can be caused by nasal discharge or acid reflux, both of which are quite common. Because reflux is more likely to burn than post nasal drip, reflux treatment would be the first to try. You could select from antacids (tums, maalox, etc), zantac or prilosec. All are available over-the-counter. Most effective is likely to be prilosec. If that isn't helpful, try an antihistamine like zrytec.