How does neuropathic flank pain occur?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Neuropathic flank pain secondary to radiculitis can occur when the upper lumbar or lower thoracic nerve roots are injured. An injury to the costovertebral junction or vertebral transverse process can also produce  similar pain secondary to local effects. The typical source of the pain is inflammation, compression, or trapping of the involved nerves.


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