Intercostal neuralgia: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment


2018-03-17 12:45:15




1Like 0Dislike


The Pain in the heart area may have a different origin. It is a major clinical symptom of many diseases of the heart and lungs. Often pain in the heart can cause intercostal neuralgia. The symptoms of this condition are nonspecific and simulate various diseases of the internal organs.

Intercostal neuralgia is called the clinical syndrome that accompanies a disease of the peripheral nervous system. The onset of pain is associated with irritation of the nerves going from the spine intercostal space. The main reason for the development of intercostal neuralgia – pronounced osteochondrosis of the cervical and thoracic spine. In addition to degenerative disc disease this clinical syndrome may be accompanied by kyphosis of different origin, spondylitis, ankylosing spondylitis, tumors of the spine. It is important that intercostal neuralgia, the symptoms of which will be discussed below, often resembles the symptoms of heart disease. A pain develops in hypothermia, intense physical exertion, injuries, colds.

Intercostal neuralgia-symptoms, simulating cardiac pathology

The Nature and localization of pain in intercostal neuralgia is often perceived by patients as pain associated with heart disease. It may be paroxysmal, sharp, radiating to the left arm and shoulder simulating angina. But the neuralgic pain can be distinguished from stenokardicheskie. In intercostal neuralgia the pain is stable, without periods of growth. Blood pressure and pulse remain unchanged, which is not the case in heart disease. The most characteristic symptom of pain in intercostal neuralgia it is increased during movements, coughing, sneezing, deep breathing, changes in body posture. When intercostal neuralgia patients may complain of numbness, burning, tingling.


A tablet from worms – the relevance of the application for the person

A tablet from worms – the relevance of the application for the person

How relevant today, drugs against worms in humans? What kind of creatures these worms, what are modern methods of treatment? We will try to answer these questions, since ignorance in this area is undesirable. Imagine a mummy, which is misleading in k...

What to do if you cracked skin on hands?

What to do if you cracked skin on hands?

Each of us at least once in a lifetime encounter with a small, but very, when the crack the skin on the hands. At this time there are wounds of different sizes, which hurt and cause inconvenience, especially when in contact with water or detergents. ...

Spray Macho man - the key to a proper relationship between the two spouses

Spray Macho man - the key to a proper relationship between the two spouses

Male impotence is a pathological condition associated with abnormal physiological capacity of the penis to reginout and bring sexual partner pleasure in impotenceimpotence may not men to pass unnoticed – it usually spoils his nervous sy...

The palpation in the course of the intercostal spaces in the paravertebral areas in the axillary line and the point of attachment of the ribs to the sternum is possible to determine the increased pain. Local pain is defined primarily in fifth-eleventh rib on the left. During the auscultation there are no changes to the sonority of heart sounds, noise and rhythm disorders. Sometimes the pain radiates to the lower back and can be regarded as the attack of renal colic. An important diagnostic criterion is the reduction of pain intensity or its complete cessation after taking nitroglycerin tablets in that case, if the attack is associated with heart disease. Neuralgia receiving nitroglycerin will not change the condition of the patient.

Intercostal neuralgia, the symptoms of which we considered less dangerous than heart disease. If you experience chest pain is not worth it to try to diagnose the disease. To understand the causes of the pain and prescribe the necessary treatment can only a doctor.

Of Great importance in the diagnosis is given to additional methods of research. To exclude cardiac pathology is carried out ECG, echocardiography. Changes of osteochondrosis determined by x-ray.

Treatment and prevention of intercostal neuralgia

If diagnosed with intercostal neuralgia, the medication is indicated only in acute pain. Pain in intercostal neuralgia is removed by application of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs. You can use various ointments, rubbing, tablet medication. When a sharp pain prescribe parenteral introduction of medicines. After the prescribed pain relief reflex treatment. Effectively the purpose of massage, acupuncture, acupuncture, manual therapy. As it is expressed in intercostal neuralgia, the consequences of it are not dangerous to health.

Prevention neuralgia is the prevention of hypothermia and colds. Shown enough physical activity, active recreation, the fight against physical inactivity and obesity.

Article in other languages:













Alin Trodden - author of the article, editor
"Hi, I'm Alin Trodden. I write texts, read books, and look for impressions. And I'm not bad at telling you about it. I am always happy to participate in interesting projects."

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Ultrasound of the esophagus and stomach of the child: how is the procedure

Ultrasound of the esophagus and stomach of the child: how is the procedure

Medicine is not in place, there are new more technologically advanced machines, which allow to assess the human condition more accurately and informatively. Apparatus for ultrasound also usovershenstvuetsya. Currently, you can do ...

Rheumatoid nodules (photo)

Rheumatoid nodules (photo)

rheumatoid nodules Diameter is 2-3 mm. As a rule, patients noted a variety of rashes. Rheumatoid nodules do not cause pain. They are located around joints. In particular, often localized rheumatoid nodule at the elbow. Often tumor...

Symptom of otitis of the outer, middle and inner divisions of the ear

Symptom of otitis of the outer, middle and inner divisions of the ear

Otitis media is a disease associated with inflammation of the ear. It may involve one of three divisions: the outer, inner or middle. Under the first is commonly understood as the ear, the eardrum and auditory canal. Middle ear in...

Conjunctivitis in children

Conjunctivitis in children

Conjunctivitis in children, representing  an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes –  very rare disease. It can have bacterial, viral or allergic in nature and requires appropriate treatment. It is also ...

"Neurovitan": instructions for use, reviews, price and analogues

the Lack of vitamins is the cause of many diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. Through vitamin means possible prevention and treatment of disorders in the Central nervous system.item Descriptionthe Original drug “Ne...

The xiphoid process increased.

The xiphoid process increased.

What is the xiphoid process, where the part of the skeleton, and what pathological phenomena associated with it? The answers to all the questions you will find in the materials of this article.General informationthe Human body &nd...