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Unusual pricking, tingling, sharp pains in shoulder, upper back. Had sunburns on the same arm. Possibility of sunburn causing nerve damage?

I am experiencing unusual prickling, tingly and sometimes sharp pains in my right shoulder and upper back. It moves slightly from small area to area, and isnt always as strong in pain, but hasnt ever fully gone away for awhile. I had a pretty bad sunburn about 2 weeks ago, but it is all healed now. Is it possible that the sunburn caused nerve damage, and if so, what can/should I do about it? If not, what else could be causing this and what should I do?
Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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A sunburn is not likely to be deep enough to cause a nerve damage. Your symptoms are more likely to be related to a nerve root compression, vitamin B complex deficiency, thyroid malfunction or electrolyte imbalance.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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