Burners and stingers is an injury to the nerve supply of the upper arm, either at the neck to the shoulder. The injury is named for the stinging or burning pain that spreads from the shoulder to the hand. In most cases, it is temporary and symptoms quickly go away.
An injury to the brachial plexus (the cord of nerves that branch out of the spinal canal at the neck)
Risk factors include: contact sports, spinal stenosis
A burning or electric shock sensation
Arm numbness and weakness immediately following the injury
A warm sensation
Physical examination and medical history consultation
Prevention of further injury