Notalgia Paresthetica Blog and support Site
Notalgia Paresthetica (NP) is a very common, underrecognized and under-diagnosed medical condition.
NP causes intermittent itching of the mid back, just under the shoulder blade area.
What is Notalgia ?
Sensory neuropathic syndrome of the back skin
May include localized burning, pain, tenderness, hyperalgesia, or dysesthesias on a small patch of the mid back just under the shoulder blade (scapula)
Associated with a poorly circumscribed tan or hyperpigmented patch
Chronic condition with ups and downs
Usually gets worse in the evening and just before bedtime
Causes discomfort and nuisance to affected patients
Common disorder which remains largely underdiagnosed
Effective treatments are available including TENS unit applied to the neck base, neck and upper back massage, neck range of motion exercises, and expert physical therapy
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