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Burning, aching, pain? What is this?

NilaNNila Posts: 39
edited 01/28/2016 - 11:53 AM in Chronic Pain
Hi there. So I've been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the neck (c6).
I'm on several medications: gabapentin, tramadol, ibuprofen, tizandine, and I was on methylprednisolone (steroids)
But today, I woke up in pain (again) with this heaviness and soreness. Yet the pain hasn't gone away (it usually does with the meds). My body feels like it's inflamed, like it's burning. It still also feels like it's extremely sore with this heavy, aching pain. I'm not sure how to handle this. It hurts to move. It's not excruciating, but it's interfering with me being able to do basic things. Are there any suggestions as how to reduce this burning feeling?

Also I do not have any other symptoms (i.e. no rash, no fever, just the feeling of my insides feeling as if they're on fire).


  • I was wondering, did you have an MRI on your neck to see if you have a herniated disc? The reason I ask is I had similar pain in my neck and was told it was nothing. That nothing turned into a burst disc and emergency surgery. The problem with some people, is that it is difficult to see the disc problems. That is what happened to me. Even my MRI didn't show up how bad it really was, but the symptoms worsened over time. If you truly have just a pinched nerve, it should get better over time. If it is a disc, you will need further evaluation from a nuerologist or orthopedic spine specialist. Hope you get better.
  • NilaNNila Posts: 39
    edited 01/30/2016 - 4:05 PM
    I had an X-ray of my neck and the ortho said I didn't have any tumors or herniated discs. Well, the burning sensation occurred the day after I went to the chiropractor so I feel it may have had something to do with that. How long does a pinched nerve usually take? I'm going on my third week and thank you. I hope everything is well with you as well.
  • An x-ray doesn't really show a herniated disc and your ortho should know that. The MRI would show it. The burning is a sign of the nerves being irritated from what I have learned. The inside "fluid of the disc is an inflammitory that when it comes in contact with the nerves, it causes the nerves to become irritated.
    Tracie C
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