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pain in the back.
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(no-tal'j(e-)a) [ noto- + -algia]
Pain in the back. Synonym: dorsalgia

notalgia paresthetica

A localized area of skin, usually of the upper back below the scapula, that itches and then becomes darkly pigmented as a result of habitual scratching. The itch (and the rash that accompany it) are thought to be the result of a focal sensory neuropathy.
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Q. My son is complaining about back pain. I also see that his back isn't straight. What can we do? My son is a adorable 8 years old. He is complaining about back pain, that bothers him after he walks a little. I also saw that his back isn't straight and looks like a S. is this deformity connected to his back pain?

A. The normal shape of the spine is very similar to the "S" shape as you can see here
But even if his back isn't deformated, he has back pain and you need to take care of that by going to your pediatrician.

Q. I want to know the treatments for back pain

A. well, tester1234, you are asking a very general question. back pain is a symptom. and the best way to get rid of a symptom is by eliminating the cause. back pain have many causes- not sitting right, posture problems, Spinal disc herniation, muscles not strong and long enough, kidney problems sometime feels like lower back problems. i had a problem with posture. so i went to Rolfing therapist- really helped.

Q. I have a lower back pain for more than 3 months what should I do? I am a 55 years old man, and i work as a truck-driver. In the last 3 months i have a back ache that is disturbing my life. Its really annoying me. When I wake up I am usually fine, but after 10 minutes of driving the pain starts and it doesn't stop till I go back to bed. What can I do? my GP told me to take Tylenol, but it's just not helping.

A. A constant low back pain can be a result of a lot of things. A friend of mine (63 years old) had a back pain and she didn't pay enough attention to it assuming its just nothing. In the end it was due to metastatic lung cancer.
here you can see the major "Red Flags" that encourage you take an extra appointment with your GP

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Notalgia paresthetica, a clinical series and review.
This finding may suggest a connection from the cervical spine to notalgia parasthetica, an elusive diagnosis of pruritis and/or pain and dysesthesia in an area of the mid scapular region.
Notalgia paresthetica: treatment using intradermal botulinum toxin A.
Notalgia paresthetica--puzzling posterior pigmented pruritic patch.
* pruritul neuropatic ce apare ca raspuns la diferite leziuni ale sistemului nervos central sau periferic (notalgia paraesthetica, zona zoster, pruritul brachioradial);
Notalgia paresthetica and brachioradial pruritus are two examples of severe itches that arise in the peripheral nervous system rather than on the skin.
Notalgia paresthetica and brachioradial pruritus are two distinct examples of severe itches that arise in the peripheral nervous system rather than on the skin.
The book ends with a visit to the forgotten artist and poet, Maurice Kish, in Brighton Beach and a note of notalgia for a Yiddishkayt that is fast disappearing as the native speakers die off; but then we switch to Abe Polonsky, a survivor of the blacklist and a description of the films he made.
But on a night of unashamed notalgia and reminiscence,it was a relatively recent Everton idol who encapsulated the mood of the evening.
After exiting the spinal column, the nerves make a 90-degree turn so they can go through the muscles to the skin of the back, which is "a unique course for a very short nerve" and may irritate that nerve, resulting in notalgia paresthetica.