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Can a severe blow to the back of your head cause your entire body to feel like it's on fire it never leaves even things you eat cause you to burn severely in your entire body

By Anonymous October 24, 2018 - 3:37am
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My body feels like it is on fire it has been this way for years from a blow to the back of the head I was told by a neurologist I take lorazepam Klonopin if I don't take enough anything I eat causes me to burn severely even more than I already do

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

An severe below to the back of the head can cause brain injuries and damage to the spine. This damage can cause peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves. These are the nerves that connect your spinal cord to the rest of your body.

Damage to the peripheral nerves often results in sensory (feeling) and motor (strength) symptoms in the:

Other parts of the body can also be affected. Symptoms depend on which nerves are involved. They can range from mild to severe and may seem worse at night. Sensations and pain may occur in the upper or lower limbs and move toward the trunk (eg, from the feet to the calves).

Symptoms include:

Numbness or reduced sensation
Pain, often a burning or sharp, cutting sensation
Sensitivity to touch
Muscle twitches
Muscle weakness
Muscle cramping
Difficulty with walking
Loss of coordination or balance
If untreated, peripheral neuropathy can lead to:

Loss of reflexes and muscle control
Muscle atrophy (loss of muscle bulk)
Foot deformities
Foot ulcers
Injuries to the feet that go unnoticed and become infected
Autonomic dysfunction (sweating, bowel and bladder dysfunction, cardiovascular effects)
Difficulty breathing

Your injury may be causing this burning in your body.

As to why eating can cause this - we cannot say.

Anon - what treatment have you had for this so far, besides medication?

We look forward to hearing back from you-

October 24, 2018 - 12:53pm
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