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Burning pain in upper back?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
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In brief: Isolated?

If this is isolated to the upper back and no radiation into the arm or arms, then most likely a myofascial pain issue.
There are several small nerves that run through the layers of muscles in this area. Restriction in the fascia can cause these nerves to get pinched that can cause the burning sensations. Have someone look to make sure there is no rash in the area for shingles.

In brief: Isolated?

If this is isolated to the upper back and no radiation into the arm or arms, then most likely a myofascial pain issue.
There are several small nerves that run through the layers of muscles in this area. Restriction in the fascia can cause these nerves to get pinched that can cause the burning sensations. Have someone look to make sure there is no rash in the area for shingles.
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