Hi Lisa. Your concern for the partner who is suffering from such a pain is correct. This can very well be a entrapped nerve
, which causes more pain on compression. These are called neuralgia
. I would refer such patients to the Neurologist
and there are better medicines for control of such pains. As CT and MRI
are normal , there is nothing serious about this , of course the disturbance is far more with such type of pain. You can even ask the Neurologist whether the patient needs a review by psychiatrist
. He will refer only if he is sure about it. IT may be worth to take acupressure or puncture treatment as this helps many.