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Why does spinal joint and disc pain spread?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Referred pain occurs when the nerves that surround your joints or discs become irritated to the point that they affect a distant area. In this situation, the pain is felt at -- or referred to -- other locations. Typically, only a small portion of a surrounding nerve is affected, so only a small portion of a distant extremity feels pain. In essence, joint or disc irritation of the surrounding nerves is stimulating or referring pain from one place to another.
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