Intercostal Neuralgia


Do you feel burning, lancinating, stabbing pain that goes from back to front or vice versa in one
side of your thorax? This could mean that you are suffering from intercostal neuralgia. Usually
produced as post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), this type of pain can be devastating in someone’s
life. Thankfully there are many options to treat it. From non-invasive to invasive, at FLPM, we
take this type of pain syndrome very seriously and don’t rest until the patient has it under


  • Intercostal Nerve Blocks and/or Radiofrequency Ablation:
    These are the nerves that run under the ribs, they arise from the spinal cord, where usually the herpes zoster dorms. By doing a series of blocks, both for diagnostic and treatment purposes, eventually, they can be denervated by radiofrequency ablation, creating a longer-lasting relief of
    that aching, lancinating thoracic pain you have suffered for so long.