Do you know what referred pain is?
This is pain that the patient feels in a different location than where it actually originates. The pain spreads (projects) to different areas of the body, which are often distant from the affected anatomical structures and organs. The pain is usually sharp and long-lasting. Pain from the spine typically projects to the hips, lower limbs, perineum, abdomen and chest. Conversely, pain from the pelvis and abdomen may project to the lower back (visceral referred pain), as may distant sources such as the hip and knee joints, post-operative scars, etc. (somatic referred pain).
To accurately diagnose the causes of pain, it is often necessary to examine the affected area of the spine using imaging techniques or to perform selective diagnostic blockades to identify the pain generator.
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