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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 (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 burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...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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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 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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Can severe sinusitis cause upper back neck pain? Unable to sleep or lay down bcause of the burning sensation.

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

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

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Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

Can bulging discs in my lower back cause me neck pain and my left arm to have a burning sensation? Sometimes it's both upper arms mostly by shoulders

No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain shoulder pain in both arms, legs acheing wakeing me up burning sentaion in between shoulders, and ribs, shuting pain in hip?

What causes neck pain shoulder pain in both  arms, legs  acheing wakeing me up  burning sentaion in between shoulders, and ribs, shuting pain in hip?

Could be anything: Possibly: c-spine issues, vitamin b6, vit B12 issues, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety, stress, etc. You definitely need to see your local physician. I would try your primary care doc, a local sports med doc, rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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 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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