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.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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