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Doctor insights on: Burning Sensation Upper Right Back To Under The Arm Pit

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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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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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I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

See below: Any rashes associated with the pain area? If so, consider "shingles" but the pain often comes before the rash. Watch for this. Any numbness in the area or down the arm, consider a neck issue/brachial nerve plexus issue. See your doctor for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation like a sunburn started under my right arm now its spread to my right arm and my back! Has me worried what is that?

Need more info?: When did this start & what is the color of your skin? Do you see little blisters forming or redness? How have your stress level & immunity been? What are your past medical/social/sexual/surgical/meds/supplement histories? W/ this info, we could provide better recommendations. Nerve irritation can do this, as can shingles, but they never cross the midline as you describe. Call & see your MD! ...Read more

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I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

I have a slight burning sensation on the left side of my head, my shoulders and back. I sometimes feel it in my left arm. What, possibly, could it be?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist an you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of brain would be needed to evaluate for MS. If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more

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Burning sensation starts in upper back and goes down arms?

Pinched nerves: What you describe sounds like it could be pinched nerves originating in your lower neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

What is causing a painful burning sensation in the back and arms?

Pain in back and arm: If it's symmetrical, this could be related to impingement or compression of nerves in your cervical/upper thoracic spine regions. Consult with a neurologist who can help localize the source and recommend further tests. ...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...: ......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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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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I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

I been having like a burning sensation underneath my left arm pit and breast I have no lumps I've checked thanks Kelly?

Local irritation: Maybe related to tight garments around the area in combination with increased perspiration. Use some neutral powder to the area for a few days and of course, keep the area clean and free of irritation due to undue perspiration. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in upper arm with shoulder blade discomfort. Started a couple months ago pretty sure from a work out?

Burning sensation in upper arm with shoulder blade discomfort. Started a couple months ago pretty sure from a work out?

Neck: Have your doctor check for a pinched nerve or herniated disc in your neck. Another possible cause could be rotator cuff tear in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for an evaluation.

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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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Burning sensation in upper and middle back are sometimes travel to arms and ribs persistant off and on for months 27 year old female?

Trigger points: If intermittent, it is likely that you are having trigger points in muscles of your upper back that then trigger pain radiation into the
arms and down into the rib cage. In a young person this is often posture or activity related. Have your primary send you to a rehab medicine doctor or a neurologist interested in musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy. Should I be wo?

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy. Should I be wo?

See a physician: The burning sensation is usually a nerve type pain, but this could be related to your neck or shoulder joint. Either way I would recommend being examined by your primary care physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I feel a burning sensation on my arms, stomach, and back. What is it?

Could be sunburn,,,: It depends on when it started and what you were doing or came in contact with but it sounds like sunburn or some irritation from detergent or contact with some clothing. It might be a good idea to get checked for allergies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...Read more

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Burning sensation left in chest, persistent. Arm pit and had some pain in neck and arm. Pain has been on and off wakes me while sleep short of breat?

Burning sensation left in chest, persistent. Arm pit and had some pain in neck and arm. Pain has been on and off wakes me while sleep short of breat?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

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There is a rash at the bass of my arm pitt and one on my back. The rash is small. Each bump has a black dot. It's inflammed and has a burning sensation?

There is a rash at the bass of my arm pitt and one on my back. The rash is small. Each bump has a black dot. It's inflammed and has a burning sensation?

Glands: Hi
Sorry to hear you've been dealing with rash issues. There are glands under the arm pit that can commonly become clogged and become infected. We have larger glands there that you wouldn't find elsewhere, like say your forearm. If you shave, it is also common to get ingrown hairs. Usually these issues are self resolving. More info: http://wb. Md/2pAk5BC Hope this helps! ...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 pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation. What could be the cause?

I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation. What could be the cause?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. ...Read more

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If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

If I push downward on skin near arm pit I get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

Unclear: Need further clarification. The reason may be neurologic such as a pinched. Did you have any trauma? See your doctor for further ID. Does not sound serious but go and have it checked. ...Read more

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Sir, I have burning sensation in upper back, shoulders, arms along with pains. I am 23 years old. What it could be? My blood test, EMG, urine all is normal?

Sir, I have burning sensation in upper back, shoulders, arms along with pains. I am 23 years old. What it could be? My blood test, EMG, urine all is normal?

Depends: If you are vegetarian......you have B12 deficiency related neuritis. If you had neck injury......can have entrapment neuropathy. These are long duration disease. If it is one sided and short duration it might be shingles. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

I have had a burning sensation on the back of my left arm and the side of my left breast. I have several cysts on both breasts and I'm scared to death?

Get seen: Hard to know if the burning sensation is related to your breast or maybe a cardiac issue. You really need to see a good primary care doctor at the least to get started or a GYN for at least a breast exam. ...Read more