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.
Current as of: December 13, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Michel M. Murr MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2022 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.