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A 36-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between intercostal neuralgia and thoracic radiculopathy? symptoms wise. it is hard to understand difference. after seeing a few dr theyre pretty sure i have acnes. but, they both sound similar symptom wise?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Nerve pain : Thoracic radiculopathy is an inflamed nerve as it passes from the root of the thoracic spine. Intercostal neuralgia is an inflammation of the nerves that pass between the ribs. The nerve that passes through the rib, has roots in the thoracic spine, but is the distal part, away from the root that involved in intercostal neuralgia. The symptoms can be similar

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