Referred pain occurs when a problem in one place in the body causes pain that travels down a nerve and is felt in another place. For example, a person with a pinched nerve in the neck may feel pain in the arm or hand, or a problem with the upper back teeth may cause pain in the ear.
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMichel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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