What Are the Signs or Symptoms of Intercostal Neuralgia?

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Q:
What are the signs or symptoms of intercostal neuralgia?

A:
Intercostal neuralgia is a kind of neuropathic pain involving the intercostal nerves. It may cause thoracic pain, which may affect your chest wall and upper trunk.

The signs or symptoms of intercostal neuralgia include:

  • Burning, sharp, or shooting pain around the ribs, in the upper chest or in the upper back
  • Squeezing pressure sensation that wraps around the chest from front to back
  • Involuntary muscle twitching
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent cough producing yellowish-green phlegm
  • Palpitations
  • Sudden confusion, dizziness or change in level of consciousness.
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Pain in arms and/or shoulders
  • Fever
  • Numbness and/or tingling

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