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Can u tell me the difference between severe disabling

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Can u tell me the difference between severe disabling chronic mechanical back pain with a very large chronic neurogenic pain element. And chronic neurogenic back painpain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


there is essentially no necessary difference.

Technically, neurogenic means irritation or disease of the nerves.

Mechanical, if causing nerve irritation or disease of the nerves, is also neurogenic, with a mechanical cause.

So, the mechanical with neurogenic is simply a more accurate description in this case.

neurogenic alone would be from nerve disease with no muscle, ligament or disc problems, which is extremely rare.

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