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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Burning Tingling Back Of Neck

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I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

I'm having burning, tingling, crawling sensation extend from mid back to upper neck. What could it be?

Shingles: Shingles can present with localized burning and tingling. Have your doctor map out the affected area and see if it corresponds to a dermatome. If so , shingles is possible even if there are no skin lesions. If your doctor does not suspect shingles, he/she may want to search for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have this burning feel back of neck/upper back..could be hair irritating the skin or what could it be?

I have this burning feel back of neck/upper back..could be hair irritating the skin or what could it be?

No way to know w/out: exam. Generally, hair doesn't irritate skin because it is actually a product of skin. It would be an irritant if you had ingrown hairs, and then on top of that, inflammation or infection of the follicles. What you have is pain signaling perceived to be from superficial nerve endings that lie in your skin. http://anatomy.uams.edu/nerves_back.html. An exam is best place to start to figure out why. ...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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Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Could be many causes: Suggest you seek an opinion from a physiatrist, as you may benefit from some diagnostic studies to pin down answer, which could lead to a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

I have possible uctd and burning pain back of neck, right shoulder, and right chest wall. Can this be related to a flare?

Yes: Might want to have your physician do some inflammatory markers to confirm your diagnosis. Getting tests done when you are actively having a problem make the results more likely to be positive and therefore make it easier to make diagnosis. ...Read more