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There's a burning pain under my shoulder blade that after hurting for a while turns almost the whole right side of my back numb. What is this?

There's a burning pain under my shoulder blade that after hurting for a while turns almost the whole right side of my back numb. What is this?

Cervical vertebra : Arthritis in the cervical vertebrae or bulging discs at c5-c7 can compress the radial and ulner nerves which can alter sensation to the arms and hands. Seek an orthopedist, or neurologist for diagnosis immediately. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasnt figured it out yet. ...Read more

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Its been a week im getting burning pain right side of my shoulder by blade it geta worse when standin for long or sitting what could it be?

Its been a week im getting burning pain right side of my shoulder by blade it geta worse when standin for long or sitting  what could it be?

Several things: Possibilities include muscle or ligament problems, nerve problems (e.g. Inflammationin the brachial plexus) among others. Often people with inflammation of muscle aren't really weak ( just hurts) while those with nerve problems are. Getting a good exam from physiatrist (pm&r doc) or neurologist might be a good idea. ...Read more

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Getting v uncomfortable burning pain either under or behind right shoulder blade. Sometimes spreads down back. More prominent when active. Any ideas?

Getting v uncomfortable burning pain either under or behind right shoulder blade. Sometimes spreads down back. More prominent when active. Any ideas?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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Where is a cortisone injection given in the shoulder? I had one in the back of the shoulder but am having burning pain.

Where is a cortisone injection given in the shoulder? I had one in the back of the shoulder but am having burning pain.

Subacromial bursa: The subacromial bursa or area below the topmost shoulder bone (acromion) and above the rotator cuff (supraspinatus) is the most common area to inject about the shoulder- usually to treat a painful shoulder with some form of impingement, bursitis, or a partial thickness rotator cuff tear or cuff strain. The acromioclavicular joint (where collar bone meets up to shoulder) is also common to inject ...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

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Shoulder or back pain (not sure) but top knob/bone of spine/backbone hurts to touch also. I have been having this burning pain in my upper left shoulder/back area, the top 'knob/bone' of my spine/back bone hurts to the touch. I don't even have to be doing

Back : Back pain is usually caused by irritated muscles or nerves. Be sure you are using good posture at work. Some work places will provide an "ergonomic evaluation" of your work area/desk to be sure you are positioned appropriately. Exercise can be helpful, if you go to a gym ask a trainer to suggest some light exercises or light weights that may help you. Physical therapy can be very helpful for back/shoulder pain. If you have anything that makes you think you may have a "ruptured disc" in your neck back, such as pain down your arm, numbness or weakness, then you would have to see a physician immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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