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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

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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The back of my neck constantly feels painful and has a burning sensation. What could this be?

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 ...Read more

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What would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

What would cause a constant itching and burning sensation on your face and neck?

Medication,cosmetics: Side effects from medications or cosmetics are the most likely cause. Rare causes - autoimmune or endocrine disorders come to mind. Your primary physician may refer you to a dermatologist, neurologist or endocrinologist depending on the results of the initial workup. ...Read more

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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 ...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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A burning sensation on the right side of my neck comes and goes even when gone it is still tender?

A burning sensation on the right side of my neck comes and goes even when gone it is still tender?

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 ...Read more

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My neck hurts daily. I also get a burning sensation all over skin along with hypersensitivity, feverish feeling on skin. What could cause this?

My neck hurts daily. I also get a burning sensation all over skin along with hypersensitivity, feverish feeling on skin. What could cause this?

How long: How long have you had these symptoms? Any history of recent injury to the neck? I suspect that this is likely a cervical spine issue which may require an orthopedic evaluation if this has been present for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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I turned my neck yesterday and I sharp pain with burning sensation traveled to the right side of my head. Is this something I should be concern about?

HOw long did it last: If the pain was only for a short period of time I would not worry. I might keep an eye on it and restrict your athletic activity for a short period of time, This was not following any type of trauma or accident? I would wait a couple of days and if persist see your doc ...Read more