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referred pain

[ri′fird ′pān]
(medicine)
Pain felt in one area but originating in another area.
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The association of head and neck malignancies with referred pain to the ear warrants a careful attention towards an apparently a minor symptom.
One should always keep in mind that sciatica can be a referred pain from SI joint, which will avoid many unnecessary investigations as well as surgeries.
Some of the proposed trigger mechanisms of a cervicogenic headache are compression or inflammation of the C2 nerve root; referred pain of the first branch of the trigeminal nerve from C2 nerve root irritation trough anastomosis; emerging pain in the trigeminal nerve area caused by stimulation of the upper spinal nerve roots from the anatomical connection between the spinal trigeminal nucleus and dorsal horn at the C2-3 spinal level [5] (Figure 1); a tension headache due to entrapment of the occipital nerve after pericranial muscles constrict from cervical muscle strain or spasm.
In contrast, lower reliability estimates were observed for referred pain (K= -0.13 to 0.84), taut band (K= -0.08 to 0.75), jump sign (K=0.07 and 0.71), and LTR (K= -0.05 to 0.57).
(10) Several mechanisms found in the autonomic nervous system illustrate this phenomenon such as the previously mentioned referred pain (for example, visceral pathology leading to back pain) or mechanical compensation (such as hip pain in someone with a limb length discrepancy).
It should also be recognized that scrotal pain is not a synonym for scrotal pathology and other sources of referred pain should be evaluated.
Clinical evidence of referred pain in the frontal head with involvement of the TCC from cervical lesions has been reported in cases of posterior fossa tumors, stimulation of the infratentorial dura mater, direct stimulation of cervical roots, vertebral artery dissection, and stimulation of subcutaneous tissue innervated by the GON [3, 9].
MPS is clinically expressed by referred pain [7], limited range of motion in joints, and a local twitch response triggered by mechanical stimulation of certain muscular and fascial regions [9].
"Referred pain" is one of the patterns the reviewer is fond of.
(2) In the absence of a traumatic event, acute onset groin pain should raise suspicion for gastrointestinal or genitourinary diagnoses with referred pain to the hip.
"I had to use a buggy because my knees were sore, but the specialists at Spire identified that it was referred pain from my hips.
Pancreatitis is usually seen as an excruciating epigastric pain with referred pain to the back.