Boo, burning pain does occur with many of us with fibro. I'm not a doctor but my guess is it is a pinched nerve along with your arthritis...just what confused Okie thinks. You can reach the base of your skull and your neck so why don't you try gently massaging these areas yourself. It's better than doing nothing. I massage my neck and the back and base of my skull. My muscles are very tight there.
For the burning pain, have you tried heat or ice? If one doesn't work any better than the other, I would use ice. I had very bad back problems several years ago and the chiropractor had me using ice packs and it really did help. The ice will help any swelling go down and, if there is swelling, it could be helping to pinch your nerve.
I use ibuprofen with food to help with my pain (600 mg every six hours) and I alternate it with extra strength Tylenol (1,000 mg every six hours) when I'm in a flare. I also use malic acid magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 to help with pain and fatigue.
I wish I could be of more help. This sounds terrible but I do hope one of these suggestions will give you some relief. Let us know how you are doing because we really do care!
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