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Intercostal Neuralgia Symptoms
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Drs unable to locate origin, but after back being adjusted I developed intercostal neuralgia. Any perm fix? Had neurolysis but pain coming back.
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