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My MRI report shows a disc protrusion with pressure t6t7 nero didn't mention it even though i went to him with symptoms of bilat intercostal neuralgia?

My MRI report shows a disc protrusion with pressure t6t7 nero didn't mention it even though i went to him with symptoms of bilat intercostal neuralgia?

Did the doctor look : At the actual images or report or both. The doctor, if looking at the actual images and also evaluating you, is in a better position to assess you than if just relying on a report. The other question is did the doctor review anything at the time of your visit? You should call the doctor to clarify the report's findings. The doctor can give you an explanation to you about the report. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Can disc herniations cause symptoms of intercostal neuralgia? 4 in thoracic, 3 in lumbar. Asked pcp and ortho, and they were vague. thanks!

Can disc herniations cause symptoms of intercostal neuralgia? 4 in thoracic, 3 in lumbar. Asked pcp and ortho, and they were vague. thanks!

It is possible: Herniated discs in the thoracic region can cause thoracic radiculopathy -- pain that radiates into the chest in the distribution of the nerve from the spine at the level of compression from the disc herniation. This could follow an "intercostal" type pattern. Having said that, not every bulging or herniated disc will cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent solution for intercostal neuralgia?

Is there a permanent solution for intercostal neuralgia?

Neuralgia: Treatment depends on the cause of the neuralgia. Consider seeing a neurologist to evaluate the underlying cause. If it is shingles, there are some medications which can significantly dampen the pain. If it is a spine lesion compressing that root, treatment will depend on the nature of the lesion. ...Read more

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Drs unable to locate origin, but after back being adjusted I developed intercostal neuralgia. Any perm fix? Had neurolysis but pain coming back.

? Dislocaated Rib: Occasionally, with "adjustments" a rib gets dislocated. You might try seeing someone proficient in "rib adjustment" to try to reduce this dislocation. Neurolysis would be a much later treatment, if dislocation is the problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia bad?

YES!: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia?

What are the major symptoms of post-herpetic neuralgia?

Dysesthesia: Phn is characterized by altered sensation (dysesthesia) in the area previously affected by shingles which lasts beyond four months. There may be severe pain or just altered sensation. ...Read more

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Does post herpetic neuralgia usually cause many symptoms?

Pain: Neuralgia is, by definition, pain that occurs without stimulation of pain receptors. Herpes infections, which include "shingles", often result in this syndrome. ...Read more

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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more