Practically everyone had unpleasant sensations in the back area. Burning in the back is a condition that a person feels like a small tingling with an irritating effect, reminiscent of a condition like with a burn. In some situations, a sensitivity disorder is observed against the background of such complaints. If these complaints persist for a long time, this can lead to general discomfort.
- local, felt in a certain place;
- spilled when affecting several areas of the body;
- in violation of sensitivity at the site of irritation;
- and without disturbing sensitivity.
The sensitivity threshold of this state is different for everyone, so it turns out that some people react violently to these complaints, while others practically do not notice them. Some patients describe with such a feeling that the back is “burning” or “baking”. In any case, such a manifestation of the body suggests that something is wrong.
The main causes of complaints are diseases of the spine. In an adult, a burning sensation may occur:
- in the neck;
- in the chest;
- and lumbar spine;
- in the intercostal space, on the sides of the back.
This condition is rarely accompanied by temperature, but constant and prolonged discomfort, affect the performance and emotional behavior of the person.
Causes of burning in the back in an adult
Similar complaints are more typical for adults. Since, most often, patients present with discomfort in the back area, we can say that this condition is provoked by various diseases of the spine. The main diseases of the spinal column are as follows:
- intervertebral hernia;
- spinal injuries;
- intervertebral disc protrusion;
- another disease.
These conditions develop against the background of a prolonged load on the spine. Complaints occur in women and men, the latter more often, this is due to different physical exertion. Additionally, the factors provoking are incorrectly chosen shoes, habitual body position (office workers), unbalanced athletic load, obesity, constant hypothermia, and myositis.
Burning in the back is not an independent disease. This is a symptom that occurs with a particular condition. It should be noted that there is no sharp burning sensation.
This symptom is characterized by a gradual appearance and enhancement. The mechanism of occurrence of such pain is quite complicated. It is based on the fact that the spine does not cope with the load and as a result of the redistribution of functions, some muscles tighten and stretch so much that they objectively cause a burning sensation.
In case of violation of the strength of the capsular-ligament apparatus or in case of injuries, damage and closely spaced muscles also occur. As a result, in order to limit the sharp pain, the person is not consciously trying to redistribute the load on other muscle groups, which gradually over-exert and cause chronic pain.
The burning sensation is formed as a result of constant irritation of the nerve endings of the damaged area. Since these complaints are accompanied by more severe pain, patients do not always identify them in time.
Considering all the above, it should be noted that the treatment of an acute condition does not always end with a full recovery. In this regard, we must not forget that after receiving the basic therapy, it is necessary to undergo an additional course of rehabilitation measures, which will contribute to the treatment of chronic pain, which includes a burning sensation.
Unfortunately, if you do not perform preventive measures for diseases of the spine, a person may be in a state of illness constantly.
Burning on the sides of the back
An adult may not always correctly localize the burning sensation, and on examination, the doctor, collecting anamnesis, may suspect a completely different disease.
Diseases that may be accompanied by burning in the sides are as follows:
- intercostal neuralgia;
- neuropathy in metabolic and nutritional disorders;
- rib injuries.
Intercostal neuralgia, a condition that is not accompanied by the appearance of fever and rash, but burning sensation in the area of the intercostal spaces is almost always present. As a rule, this condition is associated with chronic compression of nerve endings, which leads to the development of these complaints. When changing position, a burning sensation can go away, but for a short period of time.
Burning on the sides of the back, which is complemented by rashes, is a sign of such a disease as shingles. A characteristic feature of this disease is a one-way process.
Elements appear along the nerve trunks, often in the intercostal space. Additionally, the disease is characterized by general weakness, fever. The rash that appears has a herpetic nature, therefore it is accompanied by a feeling of burning and discomfort.
Besides the fact that the elements appear on the sides of the chest, they are formed on the back surface of the back. Treatment should be comprehensive, aimed not only at relieving pain, but also at treating a viral infection.
Burning in the area of the shoulder blades
Unpleasant feelings in the interscapular region are quite common. They are especially characteristic of people who lead a sedentary and sedentary lifestyle associated with a forced body position.
As a result of the redistribution of the load on the spine, incorrect posture, low activity, the formation of chronic tension of the back muscles, malnutrition, which leads to the formation of a burning sensation in the interscapular region.
As a rule, pain in this area is a sign of osteochondrosis of the cervical or thoracic spine. This condition is not accompanied by fever, but, like other diseases, a medical examination is required.
Burning in chest and back, at rest and under load
Earlier it was said that in addition to diseases of the spine, diseases of other organs and systems can also be causes of burning. That is why it is so important to consult a doctor if such complaints occur. Before treating degenerative diseases of the spine, it is necessary to exclude more severe conditions, such as myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, gastric ulcer or pancreatitis, and others.
The following diseases can be associated with burning in the chest and back:
- diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- metabolic disorders in endocrine diseases.
Everyone knows that a burning sensation in the chest or chest region can be a sign of myocardial infarction. This is a condition that some people carry on their feet, so when discomfort appears in the chest, the patient must first be shown to the therapist.
During the initial examination, the doctor will be able to carry out an electrocardiogram, which will confirm or deny the diagnosis. Additionally, on examination, the doctor will be able to exclude diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, which may also be accompanied by a burning sensation in the chest or in the back.
Treatment and observation should be carried out by several doctors. The insidiousness of this symptom is that, without giving it much importance, a person can start the disease.