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Burning sensation in the back. Suffering with dural ectaia and intraspinal meningocele. Reason for burning sensation?

i have severe dural ectaia in my cervical and thoraic spine c5 to t5.It has cause severe scolios now that is effecting my breathing.I also have a interspinal menigolecle.I know spelling is off here.This is from neurofibromaotisis.I feel like i am on fire ,burning pain.Backlofen did stop spasms.WHy do i feel like i am on fire it sounds ridiculous to others.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms can be explained by involvement of spinal cord, more specifically lateral spinothalamic tract of the spinal cord. This can result in burning pain, paresthesias and a feeling that your body is on fire.

This is directly related to your ectasia and meningocele, which you have mentioned.

The definitive treatment for both these problems is going to be surgery. You should consult a Neurosurgeon/spine surgeon, and discuss about the various treatment options.

For the time being, for symptomatic relief, you may use pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

I hope it helps.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sat, 19 Oct 2013
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