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Doctor insights on: Burning Tingling Back Of Neck Symptoms

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I don't know what to do with my constant neck pain. My neck symptoms are numbness burning and tingling. What could it be? Please help me thanks

I don't know what to do with my constant neck pain. My neck symptoms are numbness burning and tingling. What could it be? Please help me thanks

Time to see a MD: Dear chatty, given your symptoms, it is time for you to be appropriately evaluated preferably by a specialist (such as myself) in sports medicine, orthopaedics, neuro, etc.. When we hear numbness, tingling and burning, we know there are many possible causes including nerve impingement-whether it is due to a 'bulging disc' or foraminal stenosis, etc. You require a thorough examination and work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out see less. ...Read more

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Tingling in my face, back of neck, and arms. Stiff and sore joints all over. Difficulty walking. Symptoms of my bulging cervical disc?

Tingling in my face, back of neck, and arms. Stiff and sore joints all over. Difficulty walking. Symptoms of my bulging cervical disc?

Bulging disc: and/or pinched nerve can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

Shingles: Shingles can present with localized burning and tingling. Have your doctor map out the affected area and see if it corresponds to a dermatome. If so , shingles is possible even if there are no skin lesions. If your doctor does not suspect shingles, he/she may want to search for other causes. ...Read more

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I have this burning feel back of neck/upper back..could be hair irritating the skin or what could it be?

I have this burning feel back of neck/upper back..could be hair irritating the skin or what could it be?

No way to know w/out: exam. Generally, hair doesn't irritate skin because it is actually a product of skin. It would be an irritant if you had ingrown hairs, and then on top of that, inflammation or infection of the follicles. What you have is pain signaling perceived to be from superficial nerve endings that lie in your skin. http://anatomy.uams.edu/nerves_back.html. An exam is best place to start to figure out why. ...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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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Red, burning ear lobes and little red  bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Could be many causes: Suggest you seek an opinion from a physiatrist, as you may benefit from some diagnostic studies to pin down answer, which could lead to a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

Yes: Might want to have your physician do some inflammatory markers to confirm your diagnosis. Getting tests done when you are actively having a problem make the results more likely to be positive and therefore make it easier to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of back of neck when sitting, radiating to head and shoulder, occasional tingling. Xray shows no bone issue, but pain can be severe.

Pain in left side of back of neck when sitting, radiating to head and shoulder, occasional tingling. Xray shows no bone issue, but pain can be severe.

See a Spine Surgeon: You may need further evaluation if symptoms persisting. You may need MRI of your cervical spine -- which may pick up other problems not seen on xray which may then identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's causing headaches. Also severe burning and tingling down arms. MRI came back normal so what else could it be?

I have neck pain that's causing headaches. Also severe burning and tingling down arms. MRI came back normal so what else could it be?

Heat and pillow: that is a good news . That mean your problem is a pure muscle spasm. Use Heat pad and s better pillow ant a better sleeping mattress.try to relax and reduce your stress ...Read more

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Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs. and headaches. What is wrong?

Chronic neck and lower back pain. Tingling burning in shoulders and legs.  and headaches. What is wrong?

Consult Physician: You have headache,neck and back pain ,burning in shoulders and legs.It is impossible to guess what is causing your symptoms without a more detailed history including past and family history and examination. If indicated the doctor may order some tests like blood test and/or imaging like X-ray /cat scan or MRI ...Read more

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I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when i press the back of my neck under my skull i get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when i press the back of my neck under my skull i get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

Cervical pathology: This seems to be coming from your neck. There are different possibilities as to what could be causing it but disc bulges compressing nerve and/or facet joint are two poss. The referred pain noticed on palpation of neck could be nyofascial in nature. ...Read more