Top
10
Doctor insights on: Intercostal Neuralgia Symptoms

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: occipital neuralgia?

What is the definition or description of: occipital neuralgia?

Nerve irritation : This condition is an irritation of one or both branches of the occipital after exiting from the base of the skull at right or left suboccipital regions. It is thought to be primarily a consequence of cranial muscle contracture or spasm around the nerve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Marx
1,016 doctors shared insights

Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. 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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

10

10
What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

Migral or trigeminal: I am speculating that you meant trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically. Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
1 doctor shared a insight

Nerve Pain (Definition)

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