What other symptoms might occur with back burning sensations?

Back burning sensations may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. These underlying conditions may also cause symptoms in other locations in the body.

Other back symptoms that may occur along with back burning sensations

Back burning sensations may accompany other symptoms affecting the back including:

  • Blistering
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Pins-and-needles (prickling) sensation
  • Rash
  • Redness, warmth or swelling
  • Scarring
  • Shock

Other symptoms that may occur along with back burning sensation

Back burning sensations may accompany symptoms related to other body systems. Such symptoms include:

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve pain
  • Pain when walking
  • Sensitivity to touch

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, back burning sensations may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Actual burns (thermal, electrical or chemical)
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Paralysis, even if temporary
  • Severe pain
INTRODUCTION

What is a back burning sensation?

Back burning sensations are any sensations anywhere on the back that elicit a feeling of warmth or heat and may or may not be accompanied by pain. Back burning sensation may also be accompanied by a wide variety of other symptoms, some of which may include feelings of tingling or numbness (paresthesia) or itching.
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CAUSES

What causes back burning sensation?

Back burning sensations can be due to a variety of physical causes or underlying conditions. For example, back burning sensations may be due to actual burns on the back. Alternatively, they may be due to an underlying disorder that affects the nervous system, causing the nerves in the back to produce burning sensations.

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Jul 30, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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