Treating a Burning Sensation

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A burning sensation can represent a variety of conditions that usually includes the doll aching pain. In most cases this kind of burning pain is often related to nerves, however there are many other potential causes. It can be due to injuries, and infection, and immune disorder or even natural wear and tear.

One of the most popular reasons for a burning sensation is due to damage of the nervous system. This can include the nervous system, brain and spine, but he can also include the peripheral nerves that run throughout your body. There are several different types of conditions of the nurse will spine that can cause a burning sensation, and this includes the following:

  • Radiculopathy. This refers to win and that has been pinched in the spine and is also a natural part of aging. This can of course a burning sensation.
  • Cervical spondylosis. This is also due to aging and its happens when wear and tear on the neck bones and cartilage causes a burning sensation.
  • Herniated disk. This happens when a disc in the spine slips out of position.
  • Perhiperal neuropathy. This can affect almost any peripheral nerve in the body and it is often of course as a result of diabetes.
  • Central pain syndrome. This refers to nerve damage in the central nervous system. There can be many different conditions that cause this, including epilepsy, stroke, tumours and Parkinson's disease.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS). This easy nervous system disease that is characterized by damage to the protective material that usually surrounds the nerve cells. This is usually accompanied by burning sensation.

Accidents and injuries can also course a burning sensation, like when you have experienced whiplash or even frostbite. Certain nutritional deficiencies can also course of burning pain and this includes the deficiency of vitamin B12, B1 as well as calcium. Calcium deficiency can often be as a result of hypoparathyroidism, which is a very rare disease characterized by an underproductive hormone called parathyroid. 

Treatments for a Burning Sensation

The treatment that will be required for burning sensation will depend on the underlying cause. Pain can easily be controlled with over-the-counter medication like painkillers and anti-inflammatories. Certain conditions like it herniated disc can be treated with pain medications or even steroid injections.

In the case of neuropathy the treatment will depend on the cause of nerve damage and treatments can include anything from painkillers to physical therapy. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis but certain medications can slow down the disease’s progress and control other symptoms.

Injuries and traumas will be treated differently. Whiplash will require a neck collar and lots of rest to prevent neck movement. Venomous bites can be treated with anti-venom while frostbite will be treated with warmth and possibly surgical removal of tissue in severe cases. Hypoparathyroidism requires a long-term treatment plan with calcium supplements too.

Burning sensations can be a result of many underlying causes which is why it is important to make sure that a physician recommends the correct treatments and procedures to correct it.  


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  4. Shaliy says:

    Great Article. I have a burning sensation in legs. Tried a lot of medications but has not properly gone. Hopefully i will try some tips mentioned here!!

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  5. Russel says:

    Are you Serious?? Is the main reason behind burning sensation is “damaged nervous system”??