View Full Version : My back feels like its on fire

02-13-2007, 02:40 PM
Hi All,
I'm about 5 weeks out of surgery and my upper back and left breast feel as if they are on fire. Similar to a horrible sunburn. These are the areas that were most numb coming out of surgery. Does this burning sensation mean that the feeling in those areas is starting to come back? Ouch!! :eek:

02-13-2007, 03:05 PM

I will be 4 weeks post op on Thursday and am experiencing the same sort of pain, mostly around the right hand side of my stomach. I have been and still am very numb in this area. It is a hard feeling to describe, but I think it's normal.

Karen x

EDIT - I meant right hand side lol

02-13-2007, 03:23 PM
I am six weeks post op tomorrow. Don't worry, that feeling goes away.... Mine was mostly on my lower back and right side of my back (where they took ribs) and also under my right breast (again, because of the rib removal). It did feel like sunburn... I think your skin just gets its sensations back slowly. But, the burning did go away..

Houston Curves
02-13-2007, 06:57 PM
I just read that, if you are allergic to Nickel (like they use in costume jewelry), you will be allergic to the stainless steel implants and should use titanium. Are you sensitive to costume jeslery? Just a thought...


02-14-2007, 09:19 AM
I had this burning sensation postop in various places. It would come and go from one spot to another. It is a healing pain; changing according to what is healing and what you are moving. The areas of scar tissue have this burning feeling when you start moving that area again; especially after getting out of the brace.

Tell your surgeon if it continues; if your x rays are ok, he will probably tell you it's normal.

posterior surgery 7/24/06

02-14-2007, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the responses. Glad to know I'm not alone in feeling this. Today isn't quite as painful thankfully.

Houston Curves - Interesting take on the sensation. Thankfully though I went to an allergist prior to surgery just to make sure what I was and wasn;t allergic to and nickel I'm A-Ok with.

Deb - Have my first post-op appt with surgeon in a couple of weeks. I'm curious what the x-rays will show. I'm so paranoid!