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Thoracic or Lumbosacral neuritis or radiculitis


Thoracic neuritis is a painful condition caused by nerve inflammation. Thoracic neuritis strikes the thorax, which is the middle of the body or trunk. Thoracic neuritis may cause pain in the upper abdominal area, but also the back, neck, or area between the shoulders. Nerve inflammation in the thoracic spine may also cause a numb or tingly sensation. Other symptoms include a tight feeling around the abdomen or chest. Thoracic neuritis pain may spread throughout all of these areas, depending on the location of the nerve that is inflamed. Thoracic neuritis may be caused by an injury to nerves in the thorax, including a sprain or strain.

Lumbosacral neuritis is the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbosacral, or low back

Note –

Neuritis is a term used loosely to describe symptoms of pain or numbness without nerve degeneration or objective signs of nerve dysfunction. The term "neuritis" should be reserved for conditions in which actual nerve inflammation occurs, such as optic neuritis seen in multiple sclerosis.

Radiculitis is a nonspecific term used loosely to describe pain or numbness in the distribution of a single spinal nerve root, but without objective signs of neurologic dysfunction. Radiculitis is thought to occur from inflammation of nerve roots found within the lowest portion of nerves within the spine.

These terms represent a vague diagnosis. Contact physician for additional information on the specific diagnosis and corresponding treatment.

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