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Was hit in driver's side rear in mva yesterday, slow speed. Woke up this a.M. With burning pain in front of neck only (4-5/10). Just a strain?

Was hit in driver's side rear in mva yesterday, slow speed. Woke up this a.M. With burning pain in front of neck only (4-5/10). Just a strain?

See family MD: Burning pain is a symptom of nerve irritation. You may need the neck work-up. You need to be seen and evaluated by a family physician so that it can be appropriately managed so that the acute pain is controlled and do not become chronic. ...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 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

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What would cause my neck to hurt with a burning sensation also? Thanks!

What would cause my neck to hurt with a burning sensation also? Thanks!

Need more info: Did you injure yourself? Is it deep in the neck or on the surface of the skin? Is there a mass, lump? Any numbness or tingling in your fingers or legs. Fever? any other signs of infection? See your MD to begin work up ...Read more

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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 ...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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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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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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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

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What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

What causes my face to have a burning sensation and aching knees and aching neck?

Uncertain: When your physician evaluates you he or she will use the symptoms to look got neurological or vascular causes. You'll need a full check up, metabolic evaluation as well as a neurologic evaluation and rheumatologic examination. ...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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Help! . I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Help! . I'm suffering from Lexapro (escitalopram) burning sensation in neck/head. What to do?

Call your prescriber: I think u mean burning sensation in neck / head from Lexapro (escitalopram). It would first need to be established if these ate indeed from Lexapro (escitalopram) or " anxiety " for which Lexapro (escitalopram) may be prescribed. ...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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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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What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

Shingles: There is a good possibility, with that history than you have Herpes Zoster or "Shingles" This is due to re-activation of the Chicken Pox virus in a nerve (nerves) where it causes a tiny chicken pox like "bump" in the skin at the end of the nerve.
There is medication for this disorder even after the rash breaks out so contact your Primary Care Physician for advice.
Good Luck ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp and stabbing pain on the left side of my neck shooting up to my head with a burning sensation & a weird sensation throughout my head?

Neck pain: A quick visit to the nearest Emergency facility will take care of you. If things are not working out while in the Emergency facility you will be immediately referred to the hospital for management.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in chest, neck, shoulders, and jaw for 4 hours. What could it be?

Burning sensation in chest, neck, shoulders, and jaw for 4 hours. What could it be?

Irritated nerve.: Burning is a sign of something irritating a nerve. In your case, it is affecting multiple nerves, we callthis mononeuritis multiplex. I would see you around was just coming for a good evaluation. I feel that this is usually do to a virus. ...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 a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

I have a burning sensation in my arms, neck and lips doesn't last long?

See doctor: This could be due various reasons like allergic reaction eczema etc. Please consult your doctor for detailed history and examination. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should I be concerned I am having a stroke?

I have burning sensation on neck, head. I cannot feel my legs. Should I be concerned I am having a stroke?

Possible: You are young to have a stroke but there is a poosibility however you could have peripheral ie a nerve or a spinal cord problem or a central nervous ie spine and brain or could be a chemical problem in the brain ie pysch or meatbolic ie diabetes and other problems please please see a doctor your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

You: You need to have an immediate medical evaluation. A burning sensation, numbness and tingling could represent a stroke or a significant neurological catastrophe. It can also be from a "pinched nerve", but you need to be evaluated immediately to determine the cause. Please go to the er for these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had facial and neck pain specifically on the left side for almost 2 years now. The pain is almost a numbing/tingling/burning sensation.

I have had facial and neck pain specifically on the left side for almost 2 years now. The pain is almost a numbing/tingling/burning sensation.

Neuropathy: I hope you have had a doctor visit for this concern over the last two years.
You are describing a type of nerve pain. Depending on what is causing it will depend on how it should be treated.
More information needed. ...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'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

I'm 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :)?

MRI w/without Gad: Depending on how high or low on your shoulder blade, this area localizes to either the C4 or t2 nerve roots. An entrapped neurofibroma at one of these levels may be producing the burning pain. An MRI of the cervical spine extended to the high cervical region with and without gadolinium should show any abnormalities in these regions. You would then need to decide surgery or pain management. ...Read more

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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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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 ...Read more