is uncommon. It can be considered as right diagnosis only if it is related to a particular intercosal space (space between two ribs) and if it is radiating from back to front. If related to a single or adjecent two-three spaces, a compressing lesion in vertebral
column has to be ruled out and a MRI
scan of spine is indicated.
Are you sure that it is intercostal neuralgia? You said that you were treated for pleurisy
. Pleurisy pain is diffusely localized to a region of chest wall and not to an intercostal space.