Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

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.

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Kyphotic lordosis and 4 bulging disc seen in mri. Could this be the cause for my neck, shoulder and upper back pain? What could the pain b from?

Kyphosis. Normally your neck has a lordosis. Kyphosis is when the normal curve is reversed. This can put stress on the spine and lead to bulging discs. Tears in the annulus of the disc or nerve impingement can cause neck and shoulder pain. I would go to your neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain. Read more...
Yes. If you have 4 bulging discs in your neck they could cause all the symptoms you just described on both sides. If it was a c4 disc bulge that can also cause all the symptoms you just described. Lastly looking at your age, i would surprised to see a lot of pathology but it is possible. If this was related to a car accident, it could also be whiplash injury as well. Read more...

Could kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in the neck cause neck, shoulder, and upper back pain. Gone to a lot of physicians and nobody can give me an answer?

Yes. They can all cause pain. You need to see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon specializing in neck conditions. Read more...
Definitely, but... Well, kyphosis and cervical disc bulges can certainly cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain, but it by no means that this is what's causing your pains. Before giving up, make sure you've been to a physiatrist or anesthesiologist with fellowship training in spine/pain. Read more...

Mri done, 4 bulging disc in my neck. Could this be the cause of my shoulder, upper back pain, and arm pain? Could the disc be touching a nerve?

Possible. Suspect that the MRI was done to evaluate this possibility. Need to see a spine surgeon. Read more...
Neck pain. The bulging discs could be the source of the pain. Generally, neck exercises, physical therapy and chiropractic care can eliminate the pain. Headaches can also be caused by poor alignment and bulging discs in the neck. Read more...

6 months ago, MRI shows herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Now, no tingling down r arm but still neck, shoulder n upper back pain almost daily. What to do?

See below. Sounds like muscle spasm to some degree. I would also question if MRI showed disc degeneration and/or facet joint inflammation in which case you might benefit from facet joint injections. Read more...
Neck pain. The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The pain in the shoulder and upper back might be a refer pain. I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine surgeon...) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. Read more...

Kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in the neck, have neck, shoulder and upper back pain, want relief, and have anxiety that it could be something serious?

Below. Could be as simple as muscle pain and just need some physical therapy. With that history though, you'd want to be fully evaluated by a spine specialist (physiatry or anesthesia pain management, or an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon). Make sure you take you MRI images to the first visit. Read more...

From being really active to not so much. Have neck shoulder and upper back pain, dull. Mri shows bulging disc and kyphosis. Result of no excersise?

Kyphosis. Kyphosis can be either the result of degenerative diseases (such as arthritis), developmental problems (common example being scheuermann's disease), osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebrae, or trauma. The disc bulge may have occurred during your times of high activity. However, the best path from now is to see physical therapist for balanced exercise plan. Read more...

Is there anything that can cause neck, shoulder, and upper back pain all at once?

Upper pain. Neck and upper back pain can most of the time arise from the small joints in the cervical spine (facet joints). The muscles of the upper back cause pain to radiate to the shoulders. Facet joint injections for short term and radio-frequency procedure for long term is very effective, but must be done properly by a properly trained physician. Read more...