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nyc·tal·gi·a

(nik-tal'jē-ă),
Pain that characteristically occurs at night (for example, nocturnal bone pain experienced by patients with syphilis).
Synonym(s): night pain
[nyct- + G. algos, pain]

night pain

Pain that awakens the patient at night or interferes with sleep; may be due to infection, inflammation, neurovascular compromise, or severe structural damage.
See also: pain
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The proportion of CTS patients with night pain is significantly higher in those with NP than in those without NP before surgery [16].
Also at 12 weeks, subset patients on 60 mg of duloxetine once and twice daily had improvements in night pain severity of 47% and 51%, respectively, compared with 34% for those on placebo.
A LIMP FINISHWayne Rooney hobbles off to give United huge injury worry ANGUISH Fergie was made to suffer last night PAIN Edwin van Der Sar after the Bayern winner
A textbook published by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons describes a continuum of injuries from impingement syndrome to full-thickness rotator cuff tears that commonly present as anterior and lateral shoulder pain and are often associated with night pain. (4) Atrophy of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles may indicate a longstanding rotator cuff tear.
Five patients complained of occasional night pain at the time of their last follow-up examination.
Ask about night pain in curve, particular--it could indicate a tumor.
Among patients taking 120 mg/ day of duloxetine, highly significant changes (P = 0.001 versus placebo) were confirmed by secondary outcome measures as well, including night pain scores, Clinical Global Impressions for pain severity, and the SF-36 Health Status Survey sections addressing mental health and general health perceptions.
Trauma is rarely a factor so imaging is rarely necessary but get an x-ray if there's an unusual history or refractory problems such as night pain.
The pain was gradually relieved and particularly night pain disappeared.
At the time of the second surgical consulation, the patient had weakness in his legs, bowel and bladder dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and night pain. Physical findings further revealed a change from 3+ reflexes bilaterally to absent reflexes.
The patient stated that he received topical treatment for the disease and did not experience an additional problem until he was 30, when he started to feel pain on his front chest wall, neck, and low back (with restriction in low back movements), swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers of both hands, night pain, and morning stiffness lasting 1-2 hours.