Pain Physician 2021 01;24(1):E45-E50
Department of Anesthesiology, LSUHSC School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA; Department of Anesthesiology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE; Department of Anesthesiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Valley Pain Consultants-Envision Physician Services, Phoenix, AZ.
Background: Twelfth rib syndrome, or slipping of the 12th rib, is an often overlooked cause for chronic chest, back, flank, and abdominal pain from irritation of the 12th intercostal nerve. Diagnosis is clinical and follows the exclusion of other causes of pain. This syndrome is usually accompanied by long-suffering, consequent psychiatric comorbidities, and increased health care costs, which are secondary to the delayed diagnosis. Read More