Intercostal neuralgia (neuron - "nerve" and algos - "pain") - pain along the intercostal nerve caused by compression or irritation of the intercostal nerves.
Intercostal neuralgia is characterized by attacks of acute pain in the intercostal spaces on one side of the chest, aggravated by physical exertion, sudden movements, feeling the sore spot. At some points, the pain can be especially severe, and it spreads along the intercostal nerves from the spine to the sternum.
The causes of pain are damage to the intercostal nerves. Intercostal neuralgia can occur with diseases and injuries of the spine or chest, with infectious diseases, lung diseases, with hypothermia, etc.
In the treatment of the disease, it is necessary to select individual therapy specifically for the patient.