GC: n

S: Dorsal – (last access: 3 October 2022); NCBI – (last access: 3 October 2022).

N: 1. Latin dorsum, back, + Greek algos, pain.

2. Pain in the back. [Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc.]

Pain in the upper back. [Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012] [Illustrated Stedman’s medical dictionary 1982]

3. Dorsalgia generally refers to back or spine pain. However, while dorsalgia includes spinal-related pain like lower back pain, mid back pain, and sciatica pain, it does not include pain from conditions like scoliosis or lordosis. Dorsalgia includes back pain that begins in the back muscles, nerves, and joints.

4. Bulging or herniated discs can cause dorsalgia. Dorsalgia may also occur after an injury or be the result of overuse, such as in the case of extensive manual labor (34). Stress-related disorders can also result in dorsalgia.

S: 1. MD – (last access: 3 October 2022). 2. MD – (last access: 3 October 2022); TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 3 October 2022). 3&4. Dorsal – (last access: 3 October 2022).

SYN: 1. back pain (depending on context), dorsodynia; notalgia (obsolete). 2. upper back pain.

S: 1. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 3 October 2022). 2. NCBI – (last access: 3 October 2022); DTMe – (last access: 3 October 2022).

CR: cervicodynia, epidural anesthesia, low back pain.