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What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow. PCP says heart ok

What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow. PCP says heart ok

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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What causes chronic burning neck pain? Could this be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck? Please help

What causes chronic burning neck pain? Could this be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck? Please help

Yes: As always, a proper evaluation by a spine specialist (pm;r physician, ortho spine, or neurosurgeon for example) is needed.

Chronic burning in the back of the neck can be nerve root irritation, but can also sometimes be referred from the cervical facet joints. ...Read more

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Neck pain with burning and crawling pain what could it be? This is driving me crazy. Please help

Difficult to say: Neck pain with burning and tingling in the arm indicates a nerve irritation in the neck which can be due to budging or herniated cervical disc it can also be from injury to brachial plexus can also be from whiplash injury in motor vehicle accidents better to talk to your doctor so he can determine the reason for your problem good luck. ...Read more

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I gave neck pain with burning and numbness that goes down to the elbow what could it be? Please help if you can

I gave neck pain with burning and numbness that goes down to the elbow what could it be? Please help if you can

Disc problem?: In your neck? I see you have a bulging disc but don't say where. If you have one you have a higher likelihood of having another. It could be causing a pinched nerve in your neck. If try physical therapy first and if that does not work get an MRI of the cspine. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness. What could it be? Please help

What causes neck pain that becomes unbearable at times? I have burning and numbness in the neck with stiffness. What could it be? Please help

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...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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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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Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Burning Upper back/neck pain moves to head and causes headaches no pill will cure. Worse when sitting. Both sides. I can't stand the pain much longer.

Need an exam: You have several causes that require immediate attention. A visit to a hospital or a clinic immediately is what I would do. Please. Rule out the things that are easily treated and can cause death or stroke and move the more common chronic issues. But at least get one thorough evaluation immediately. ...Read more

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Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Neck pain that's tight, and feels like I need to stretch neck back forth It's left side and it effects left side of back. Burning feeling left of face?

Muscle Spasm: This sounds like a muscle spasm. I would apply heat, little bit of massage may also help relax those tight muscles and you may take Ibuprofen for pain as needed. ...Read more

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Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Disc problem?: Sounds like a disc problem in your neck, your history says you have degenerative disc disease, so that is probably the cause of your pain. Moist heat, stretching, avoiding lifting or reaching over your head, and ibuprofen should help. If not see your doctor. You may need an MRI and/or physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I crack my neck side to side, I develop a burning neck pain and deep headache in one side, what is causing this?

When I crack my neck side to side, I develop a burning neck pain and deep headache in one side, what is causing this?

The joints of neck: When you "crack" your neck, you are forcibly moving the joints of your cervical spine to the limits of the range of motion for those joints. This can cause neck pain. The joints also cause referred pain. The upper cervical joints called facets can refer pain to the back of the head giving you headaches. ...Read more

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I have daily neck pain at the base of my skull and frequent skin burning sensation all over my body. Please tell me what this is??

Need eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had neck pain that depending on if I turn it the wrong way radiates down my rt arm, also a very strong burning sensation in my rt shoulder.

Cervical disc or: Shoulder arthritis or worse rotator cuff tear, take over the counter pain meds, ice, heat biofreeze, good body mechanics when lifting, get xray and mri ideal of neck and shoulder will show the cause ...Read more

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I am in p.T for my neck pain. I have numbness and tingling and burning in the neck when air gets on it. Is this a nerve thing and what can be done it?

I am in p.T for my neck pain. I have numbness and tingling and burning in the neck when air gets on it. Is this a nerve thing and what can be done it?

Yes: However, the fact that light touch or air causes burning pain to your face and neck that is odd. If it does not resolve with pt and exercise or gets worse, I would see a pain specialist to rule out anything else. This could be early signs of a rare pain disorder called complex regional pain sydrome or even shingles. However it could be just a herniated disk as well. ...Read more

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Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

Referred pain: Deep somatic pain arises from deeper body structures and has a dull, deep, depressing quality. The site where the pain is perceived by you may not indicate the
true source of the pain, the diagnosis of deep somatic pain is often elusive. It is a possibility that source of the pain neck, and site is sinus.
Rec.: see pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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I am having numbness in my left deltoid. I also have right side neck pain and a burning sensation in my rt shoulder. - in 2004 I had a fx of the L1?

This is not due to: An old l 1 fracture but could be related to a neck and/or right shoulder issue. If symptoms persist or progress, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone shot help with burning neck pain? Do doctors ever do a emg on the neckti find out if the nerve is damaged? I also have numbness neck?

Can a cortisone shot help with burning neck pain? Do doctors ever do a emg on the neckti find out if the nerve is damaged? I also have numbness neck?

Yes: Depending on other clinical features, it is common for a physician to order an EMG and or ncs to evaluate this symptom complex as part of a broader diagnostic framework. This can help determine whether a peripheral nerve, plexus or root problem is present, to what degree, and clarify other potential problems associated with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having right sided neck pain for a week then 3 days after that I started to have a warm burning feeling my upper back and arms?

I have been having right sided neck pain for a week then 3 days after that I started to have a warm burning feeling my upper back and arms?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. Sometimes a disk can compress the nerves in your neck causing shoulder or arm pain. You can also get burning and numbness. See your physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Back head neck pain with feet burning problem cant even sleep no painkillers work need ur suggestion what it could be? What dr to visit best?

See pain management: Specialist or a neurologist. A constant, burning pain that is often accompanied by numbness is characteristic of the continuous neuralgias, neural tissue disease. Painkillers like opioids are not working and not recommended. Chronic pain medications like AEDs, TCA. S, SNRIs, etc are used. See a pain management specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can neck pain and the skin on your hands burning and turning red have any relation? My neck hurts and the base of my skull. My hands have red splotch

Can neck pain and the skin on your hands burning and turning red have any relation? My neck hurts and the base of my skull. My hands have red splotch

Interesting...: Hi Julia237
One connection of neck and hands is the cervical nerves that emerge in the neck and connect to the hands. Strangely, the same neural circuitry connects to tissue all the way along that 'dermatome' So some viruses, and compression of nerves can 'connect' the two. I'd suggest consulting a neurologist or dermatologist or both. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is it time for someone a visit the doctor with servere neck pain? It started in my neck but now I have it going down my arm the burning is consta

When is it time for someone a visit the doctor with servere neck pain? It started in my neck but now I have it going down my arm the burning is consta

Definitely now: Go see a spine specialist in your area. Likely cervical radiculopathy. Must find out if that's what it is and if it can be managed with a cervical epidural steroid injection (or two), or whether it's so severe that surgery is needed right away. ...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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Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Had right shoulder/neck pain for 3 months. Now also having burning chest pain in right side, and asthma-like symptoms. Inhaler helps, but not for long?

Not related: Your right sided pain may come from the cervical spine and I urge you to consult an orthopedist before things get worse. As for your asthma, you need a controller drug (usually an inhaled steroid) on a daily basis and again this needs to be prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor soon before your asthma gets worse. ...Read more

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My mom 63yo complaining with burning hands & fingers. What are some of causes for that? She has hypothyroidism @ neck pain are only things.

Multiple causes, but: Both things you mentioned can certainly be related. While rare, hypothyroidism can be related to a polyneuropathy such as this. Neck pain related to cervical spinal stenosis can also cause this sort of pain, as well the possibility of multiple root irritation in the cervical spine. It also could be related to vitamin deficiency, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome or diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more