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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

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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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Burning sensation in left arm that goes up to my neck?

Radiculopathy: Is what first comes to mind. Also known as a piched nerve in your neck. However there are other causes that need to be ruled out. It could be something as simple as a muscle spasm or something more serious. There are many questions and exam requirements to correctly identify the problem. A full history and a physical exam would be required to determine with any certainty. ...Read more

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I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

LIKELY BENIGN: Could be you have some nerve irritation at wrist or elbow. Unlikely to be sign of any issue other than transient nerve pinching. If continues or worsens, have your doctor assess. ...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 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