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I have been having a burning sensation across my shoulder blades

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I have been having a burning sensation across my shoulder blades for about 6 months. What kind of doctor should I see and what could it be?

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Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

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Burning sensation on the shoulder is due to the nerve impingement commonly.

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The nerve from the cervical spine supplies the shoulder.

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The nerve impingement can occur either at the cervical spine or at the shoulder joint itself.

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Another possibility can be multiple sclerosis.

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This is a less common condition but can present itself with burning sensation around the shoulder region.

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Other possibilities include diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid disorder.

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You should consult with a neurologist for further evaluation.

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Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Burning sensation on the shoulder is due to the nerve impingement commonly.
Mysticdoc : The nerve from the cervical spine supplies the shoulder.
Mysticdoc : The nerve impingement can occur either at the cervical spine or at the shoulder joint itself.
Mysticdoc : Another possibility can be multiple sclerosis.
Mysticdoc : This is a less common condition but can present itself with burning sensation around the shoulder region.
Mysticdoc : Other possibilities include diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid disorder.
Mysticdoc : You should consult with a neurologist for further evaluation.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
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Hello from JA

 

I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and I can help you with this and any follow up questions. I cover a lot of ground and might give you an answer or ask for information, but use reply to communicate with me for questions or added details.

I would like to give you a much different opinion and clear up some details.

 

The cervical spine does not supply the distribution in which you have pain, it is actually the upper thoracic spine.

 

In addition, this is in no way a presentation of multiple sclerosis.

 

You would be better of initially seeing your primary care doctor, an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, as this does not appear to be neurological disease, and physical therapy is most likely the first intervention.

 

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