Skin pain on back/side of neck

Posted by sean_mj @sean_mj, Dec 15, 2018

Hello all – I just started dealing with this problem yesterday but it’s concerning me.

I have pain on the back of my neck, near the base of my hairline, and it travels down a little. At first, it really felt like a rash. It’s not itchy at all though, and there’s no sign of a rash. No bumps, no nothing. But touching the area hurts… I recently wore a necklace with a different chain and I thought that could be the problem so I took it off, but it didn’t relieve anything. When I press on it, it hurts, making me think it’s muscle and not skin, but it really feels like it’s on my skin even though there’s nothing to show.

And the pain isn’t like soreness, like whiplash or I slept on my neck wrong. It’s like I can move my head freely but touching that one particular area gives off a slight “burning” pin pricks feeling.

I’m not diagnosed with anything else, so I’m not sure where this is stemming from or what’s causing it. I’m open to any suggestions or ideas. If it continues to persist, I will be going to the doctor. Thank you for reading!

Hi, @sean_mj – sounds like this new problem with the pain emanating through your skin is perplexing with no rash, but pain when you press on your skin on the back of your neck, with a burning/pin prick feeling.

I'd like to invite a few members who may have some thoughts for you into this conversation, such as @gardeningjunkie @sunshineme @barbarn @pj22 @shellyf @basslakeview.

Here is a Mayo Clinic symptom checker tool that may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/select-symptom/itt-20009075.

Is this still bothering you as much today, @sean_mj? How are you doing?

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Hi, @sean_mj – sounds like this new problem with the pain emanating through your skin is perplexing with no rash, but pain when you press on your skin on the back of your neck, with a burning/pin prick feeling.

I'd like to invite a few members who may have some thoughts for you into this conversation, such as @gardeningjunkie @sunshineme @barbarn @pj22 @shellyf @basslakeview.

Here is a Mayo Clinic symptom checker tool that may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/select-symptom/itt-20009075.

Is this still bothering you as much today, @sean_mj? How are you doing?

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Sean mj,
My name is Elizabeth (basslakeview). I have skin parasites, mostly my neck upwards and all through my scalp, but the symptoms are different.

What it sounds to me like is what us older people (and some doctors) used to call "neuralgia" which basically means "pain to the touch of the skin." I've had it in varying places all over my body during the years. There is nothing to see, no rash, redness, bumps… nothing. It simply hurts to the touch of your hands, even clothing will irritate you.

You could look up neuralgia on the internet to see if someone has come up with a lotion or a pill that might calm it down.. "Neuro" means nerves and "algia" means pain. Simply put, nerve pain. I haven't had it in a while. Mainly in my younger years. I do remember it being very aggravating. If I come up with a better answer I will let you know.

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