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Skull Burning Sensation
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??
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
I have a burning sensation at the back of my skull.
It started back in 24 dec'08 and still happens esp when m very tensed or anticipating danger.
Occipital neuritis: The back of your head is innervated and controlled by the occipital nerves as pictured here. Possibly you have some inflammation of the occipital nerves causing your burning symptoms. Pain in general is aggrevated by stress, but especially neuropathic pain (pain from nerves). It has been nearly 4 yrs now, it is time to consult doc to find out what is causing your trouble. Good luck. ...Read more
For the past year, my husband has had an occasional burning sensation to the back of his neck below his skull.There's no pain/tingling or past injury
Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?
Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?
Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more
Atypical symptom: Burning in such a large area of your body is atypical. I am not sure of the cause but if it is central nervous system related it has to be coming from right side of the brain possibly thalamus. This however extremely rare and very unlikely. Most likely there is some other non nervous system related explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having a burning sensation at the back of my head. what is it? I have no medical history for this before or related to it.
Have someone look: it is either a skin (scalp) problem or muscle spasms such as neck. Have someone look and tell you if there's a rash or redness or hair loss. Otherwise pinch your shoulder and neck muscles to see if you get the same burning pain. In which case You could try acetaminophen or nonprescription analgesic.I don't think it would be a problem in the cranial bone or in the brain (in case you are wondering). ...Read more
Hard to say: May be due to various causes. It would be more helpful if you give more information: How long has it been present? Does it last all day? If not, how long each time. Where in the forehead: in the center vs on either side of forehead? Are there any other symptoms: fever, trouble with vision or any other symptoms? "Burning" type pain often signifies a problem with a local nerve to the involved area. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my head for 8 months and i was wondering from knowledge could it be something simple or is it normally a big deal?
Probably simple: If the symptoms have persisted, it is probably a good idea to visit your doctor. The md should take a history, and perform a physicial exam. However, in the absence of other problems, your symptoms most likely do not represent significant disease. ...Read more
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