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What is it the problem called in the body that affects one side of something/body but shows up on the other side, you know, like a mirror reflecting. Thank you :)
 

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Thank you :thumbup:
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But referred pain doesn't necessarily work on a contralateral basis... though I'm not an expert.

When I think of referred pain, I think of heart pain - which you can't *really* feel - manifesting as left chest/arm pain, because they share a sensory nerve pathway. It actually gives it a side, which is unlike an injury in your right hand making your left hand hurt - that is contralateral.
 

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But referred pain doesn't necessarily work on a contralateral basis... though I'm not an expert.

When I think of referred pain, I think of heart pain - which you can't *really* feel - manifesting as left chest/arm pain, because they share a sensory nerve pathway. It actually gives it a side, which is unlike an injury in your right hand making your left hand hurt - that is contralateral.
Yeah that sounds right. Referred pain and contralateral are two different concepts.