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Upper Back Pain Burning Sensation
I have upper back pain, burning sensation in my chest that comes and goes. My teeth have felt very awkward along with weight loss. Any suggestions?
See doctor: You should call you doctor and be evaluated. There are many causes for these symptoms. It soulnds like this has been going on for awhile so get yourself checked out. ...Read more
Thoracic (Upper Back) Strain (Definition)
Discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. Although upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a nerve in the back. ...Read more
What causes upper back pain and very burning sensation that stretches along shoulders and back of my head? Could it be fibromyalgia? Could not bear hot
Probably not: Fibromyalgia affects both right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist. There are several things that might cause your symptoms-e.g.-trigger points (painful bands inside the muscle), facet joint arthritis of the lower neck or upper back (especially if you were in an accident with a whiplash injury), disc tears, and subluxation of the joints between the rib and vertebrae. ...Read more
I keep getting a weird tingly burning sensation at the tops of both breasts. Not pain, discomfort. Doc says heart ok. Upper back pain. Anxiety. Ideas?
Probably ok: Your symptoms are unusual because there is tingling on both sides. If it was a stroke or a tumor, it would only be on one side of the body, so you shouldn't have to worry about that. It could be from anxiety, but that's an unusual way for it to present. There is a condition called myelitis, inflammation of the spinal cord, that could cause this. Ask your doctor to evaluate you with this in mind. ...Read more
Is there any reason I would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.
Severl possibilities: You are very young for spinal causes of back pain and when doctors hear the word burning they also thing about nerve pain, sciatica and infection for starters. Thus, it would be fantastic for you to see your PCP or even Ob/Gyn or possibly Spine Specialist for an initial evaluation to ensure you are not pregnant or with infection and then to obtain a more complete history and do an exam. Update us. ...Read more
Have upper back pain/burning on both r & l side, below ribs. Pain sometimes starts in chest and radiates to back. History of low k. Can it be related?
See your doctor: With persistent symptoms such as these, your best bet is to see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more
I have been having upper back pain for about three weeks on my right side. Burning, comes and goes. Should I be worried? No sob? Motrin helps some.
Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more
Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more
Having recent burning and tightness in my chest on and off for a week with upper back pain, cramping in legs when walking. Is this cardiac related?
Cad: Could be, go get checked out soon. ...Read more
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
back pain (severity: severe) (side: left), burning sensation and painful skin when touched. Pain when pushing on the area.3 days now not better?
Need to be examined: It's difficult to answer this question without knowing more. Having the feeling on touching the skin is encouraging that it is not likely an internal problem. Common possibilities include shingles, which hurts a few days before a rash shows up, pinched nerve, injury, or kidney problems. It would be best to see a doctor if this continues. ...Read more
Mid left back pain and side when laying down or sitting. Cyclobenzaprine made it go away but came back. Lots of side effects like burning sensation.
Injury?: The location and sensations you describe sound like spinal subluxation (twisted spine) cyclobenzaprine will help spasms from spinal malalignment, but is short lived. Correcting the posture or spine through chiropractic, osteopathic, or medical manipulation is suggested. Medications can be part of the solution even as temporary relief. There are others to try if you experience side effects. ...Read more
I've had a burning sensation in what feels like my lungs. It's in my back but doesn't feel like back pain, it feels like my lungs. What could this be?
Have top and lower back pain that throbs with a burning sensation that gives me a general feeling of sickness. My dr. Think it is inflamation.?
Neuropathy: You may be having muscle spasms that are squeezing the nerves that come off your spine in the mid back region. The explanation for the abdominal symptoms may be from the fact that this mid and upper back area nerves of the spine are the ones that innervate the stomach. Consider physical therapy and muscle relaxants and osteopathic and or chiropractic manipulation. ...Read more
I have upperleft chest and back pain shortly after eating. It comes and goes. Sort of a burning sensation. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Pain: Upper chest and back pain intermittently recurring after eating suggests gastronesophageal reflux. Gastritis or stomach ulcer are considerations. This could be triggered by long term use of NSAID (ibuprofen). Other more serious conditions may present this way. It would be wise to see a physician to have a proper history and perform an examination to determine what testing might be necessary. ...Read more
Felt a popping sensation in upper back. Pain between shoulder blades. Pain on left upper back--rhomboid region. Hard to move sometimes paralyze feelin?
Cervical or thorasic: Disc injury maybe, but body heals on own alot, heat pad/ice pack, otc pain meds like tylenol/aleve, excedrin[generic all ok] might help get through it if persist get xray of cervical/thorasic spine and mri's of each, try physical therapy first, biofreeze gel helps alot of people, muscle relaxers too like flexeril ...Read more
Been having terrible head, shoulder n upper back pain. Its started giving me vomitting sensation n dizziness. Is it sinus or something serious?
B evaluated: U r in the age group of cerebral malformations which can b life threatening. Get into c u r pcp 4 exam. ...Read more
I feel burning sensation while urinating. Back pain is also there. Doctor has advised me for creatinine test. What is creatinine test?
Knot: More than likely a muscle knot. Take some anit-inflammatory medication and do stretches. ...Read more
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 multiple fibroid and have lower back pain. Now I have burning sensation in middle back. Is this part of fibroid or something else?
I have middle back pain on each side below the ribs and burning sensation. I had this pain when I was pregnant but was on one side and didn't go away.
It is difficult: To know for certain given your description but sometimes urinary tract infections or kidney infections can present with this picture. It would be prudent to be evaluated by a health care professional to make certain you are not missing something more serious. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
Burning sensation on my first morning wee, with blood in it and a strong smell. Goes away after I have taken fluids, also suffering lower back pain?
Drink more at night: Could just be dehydrating over the night. If increased bedtime fluid doesn't fix bleeding, then need to see doctor. ...Read more
4 weeks postop alif, was doing great, no leg or back pain, just recovery pain. Now burning sensation & pain on top of feet, very painful & bad at night.
Nerve irritation: This sounds like an irritation of the L5 nerve root or distal peroneal nerve. Check back with your surgeon. Re-imaging with MRI or myelogram, or electrophysiological workup (EMG) may be helpful to pinpoint the problem. They may start you on Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) medication which reduces nerve pain. Short course of steroids (cortisone) may help but will slow down your fusion. ...Read more
Burning sensation and pain in lower right leg, numbing sensation in foot, pinching sensation in hip? No back pain.
Depends: I would like to know where the pain starts. If it originates at the buttock it is possible that the problem could be coming from the back despite not having back pain. My advice would be to get an EMG to rule out a radiculopathy, consider imaging of L-spine and Right Hip, and based on these results decide further tx. Buttock pain could be coming from back, hip or SI joint. Further w/u needed. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I have occasional burning sensation upper back. Combined with right abdominal gnawing. Also up back pain shoulder pain. My gallbladder is 9%?
Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests with the doctor who ordered them to see if you should have a referral to a gastroenterologist or if a referral to a general surgeon is indicated. If there is true biliary dyskinesia, some patients find relief with gallbladder surgery (but not everyone). ...Read more
I have intense back pain with burning sensation my shoulder and neck has been hurting to with pain here and there in both arms what is wrong?
Disc: Your nerves exit the spinal canal and go down your arms. If compressed you can get the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
Burning sensation near right hip and and just below right ribs and constant lower back pain for years. Feels worse when sitting down.
Back problem: I suggest being seen by a physician. Your pain could be from your back, particularly because of the burning quality of your pain, and because it is worse in certain positions. ...Read more
Lower right side back pain. Have a burning sensation. Pain moves across to stomach and hurts whilst moving. Right side hip hurts too?
LMP 03/23/17 experiencing pelvic pain, back pain (severity: mild.) (side: lower front/Back right), burning sensation, mild nausea, fatigue. EP:2days?
I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?
What causes lack of sensation in the back of right palm? I do have upper back pain and stiff back. I have also suffered left body numbness few years back
Nerve entrapment: A problem in the neck can cause numbness in you hand but also a more distant nerve entrapment can cause numbness. If it is more toward the little finger side then it may be a problem with the ulnar nerve at the elbow. You will need an evaluation to make a determination what is causing it. ...Read more
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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