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What is this burning sensation between shoulder blades?

What is this burning sensation between shoulder blades?

May be: This symptom could be a sign of serious condition such as heart issues. If it persists or worsens, you should be seen by your physician immediately. Other possible causes include musculoskeletal strain, reflux, aortic issues, lung issues, esophageal issues, spinal issues. Need more info - such as onset, duration, aggravating factors, releiving factors, temporal factors, associated symptoms? ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

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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What's that burning sensation between my shoulder blades?

What's that burning sensation between my shoulder blades?

Burning should blade: Burning sensation is very often nerve irritation. Shoulder blade areas could be referred pain from a midcervical c5 nerve root irritation, but could also suggest a higher thoracic spine problem. Good to have someone check for numbness where burning and check your reflexes related to the spinal levels. ...Read more

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I have had a tingerling burning sensation in my back around my shoulder blade on the left side for 3 years on and of now I am a smoker?

I have had a tingerling burning sensation in my back around my shoulder blade on the left side for 3 years on and of now I am a smoker?

Cervical Referral?: For DX purposes the scapula is a BIG area. Very common is burning pain at inner edge scapula & in the upper thoracic spine. The basic problem is a neck facet arthritis C4-5? that refers pain to that area and is worse with stress & poor posture. Aleve+ sedation+ exercise and sometimes a chiropractor will help. If not this, please be more specific in location and relation to activity & posture ...Read more

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I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, I would encourage you to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are: spine related, such as a pinched nerve; peri scapular, such as a sub scapular bursitis; or even nonmusculoskeletal. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the problem and based upon that appropriate alternatives discussed. ...Read more

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Occasionally i get a burning sensation in my right shoulder blade area. Should i be worried?

Occasionally i get a burning sensation in my right shoulder blade area. Should i be worried?

Maybe maybe not-: -only an exam by Ur PCP, hands on & possible images. If needed U can get referred if indicated. ...Read more

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My daughter suffering on and off with a burning sensation in lower shoulder blade. Been happening for few weeks now.she is 13 years old. ?

My daughter suffering on and off with a burning sensation in lower shoulder blade. Been happening for few weeks now.she is 13 years old. ?

More info needed: Although it may sound like a sprain, answers to questions such as; Was there any injury to that part of body? Are there any bruises to the area, redness or swelling? Does it hurt more when you press on it? and Does she have fever or any other symptom?, may provide more clues. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

Ben gay: You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory or ben-gay. You can also try ibuprofen. A heat compress helps some as well. See your physician if you have further problems. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Doctor can evaluate.: Severe pains in any part of the body, especially a new symptom, needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find out why it is happening, and to rule out any serious medical problem. The doctor can be a primary care, E.R., or urgent care doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in upper arm with shoulder blade discomfort. Started a couple months ago pretty sure from a work out ?

Burning sensation in upper arm with shoulder blade discomfort. Started a couple months ago pretty sure from a work out ?

Neck: Have your doctor check for a pinched nerve or herniated disc in your neck. Another possible cause could be rotator cuff tear in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. Good Luck ...Read more

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Im 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :) ?

Im 28 & have nerofibromatosis I have this fire burning sensation on my right shoulder blade area it goes in the side of my neck...Please help :) ?

MRI w/without Gad: Depending on how high or low on your shoulder blade, this area localizes to either the c4 or t2 nerve roots. An entrapped neurofibroma at one of these levels may be producing the burning pain. An MRI of the cervical spine extended to the high cervical region with and without gadolinium should show any abnormalities in these regions. You would then need to decide surgery or pain management. ...Read more

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I get chest pains and at the same time a burning sensation between my shoulder blades I've got 2 dised disc in my neck but would this cause the chest pains?

I get chest pains and at the same time a burning sensation between my shoulder blades I've got 2 dised disc in my neck but would this cause the chest pains?

Possible Cardiac : Those symptoms, by themselves are classic symptoms of cardiac trouble, possible heart attack. The vertebrae in the cervical portion of your spine is a confounding variable; however, going to the er under the circumstances would not be a bad call. I would, at the very least, go to emergent care for ekg today. Do not wait until tomorrow. Better safe then sorry. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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I have a constant pain in my inner right shoulder blade. Sometimes it's a burning sensation. Gets worse during stress. Is it a knot or pinched nerve?

I have a constant pain in my inner right shoulder blade. Sometimes it's a burning sensation. Gets worse during stress. Is it a knot or pinched nerve?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

See a physician: The burning sensation is usually a nerve type pain, but this could be related to your neck or shoulder joint. Either way I would recommend being examined by your primary care physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on lower back of head down my neck to the middle of shoulder blades?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

I have pain that radiates from shoulder blade to arm, armpit upper spinal cord and also causes burning sensation.What could be the cause?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. ...Read more

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I've been expeirencing a burning sensation under my right shoulder blade. Back tends to ache on and off. Currently in physical therapy but no progress?

I've been expeirencing a burning sensation under my right shoulder blade. Back tends to ache on and off. Currently in physical therapy but no progress?

Hard to say: Chest, shoulder discomfort should always be checked out in person. Sometimes, muscle, rash, lung, heart can cause these symptoms. Provided Physical therapy is not helping , an urgent care or emergency room visit is recommended. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times its difficult to lie on my back?

Possibilities: You might have notalgia paresthetica, but the full description points toward brachial plexus. If your symptoms increase on elevation of your arm, could be thoracic outlet syndrome. If better on raising arm, might be nerve pinching in neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

Tough: Its likely musculoskeletal with spasm. Is it worse in the hand the goes up, it may be carpal tunnel but it sounds kind of like an injury. Nerve pain is called radiculopathy and u may need 2 consider getting seen. Clinching or bringing teeth at night is often overlooked and not sleeping well delays healing but you may need 2 get seen. Good luck, try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day in the meantime ifapplicab. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, clicking sore feeling for a yr. Burning sensation back of head and neck, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilites. A pinched nerve can certainly cause neck pain, headaches, and pain that runs into the shoulder. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate tests can establish the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more