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I have constant pain in my back muscle. I have been on nsaids ice heat Tylenol and the pain won't go away
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Hi @klaubi and welcome to Connect! It must be frustrating to be unable to find a solution to your back pain.
I wanted to introduce you to fellow connect member @wsh66 as they may be able to offer support for you or other suggestions.
What has your doctor said about the back pain? Have you been able to find a cause?
@klaubi Welcome to this great group I also have back pain and nerve pain Check with your Dr and he may want x,-rays done I,ve had many back x-rays done ,outside of what you,ve tried as I have ,I do Tai Chi I was skeptical at first but have found relieve by doing this with Don Fiore I do it 3x a day but as I said talk with your Dr first Also have you ever used a Tens Unit? I get a lot of relieve from this Back problems are a challenge ,good luck
Hello what is a tens unit? Thx for replying. I was diagnosed with coscochondritis immflamation of the cartridge of the ribcage working and bending aggravated it.
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@klaubi A Tens unit ,you apply patches to the area you want the unit then emits a small electrical stimulation to the area relieving the muscle for more information go to httpa://mayoclinic/disease/coscondritis.com Since this is inflammation Ice is great for this Good luck
Hello I've tried ice heat nsaids predisone everything.
@klaubi That's a tough one Other things I use for inflammation is Golden Milk or ginger-tumeric tea all are anti inflammatory and this inflammation is what causes pain How long have you had it?
I am very familiar with coscochondritis!! Uhh brings back horrible memories of the most horrific pain I ever thought I would have to endure!!
How long have you had the symptoms?? Have you tried physical therapy? Please discuss the use of a TENS unit with your doctor before attempting it. It is dangerous to do near the heart and since it is your chest wall pain you are trying to releave they may not want you to use it.
Here is some information on your condition and some treatment options. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/costochondritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371175
Mayo Clinic treated me for my costochondral coscochondritis. After exhausting all (and I mean ALL) treatment options I ended up getting Fluoroscopy guided injections through the sternal manubrium joint to relieve my pain.
Prayers for pain relief!!
@dawn_giacabazi Glade you suggested about the Dr also wow I,ll bet that hurt I can imagine some of the pain when I had my by pass and they closed my chest up I had pain awful Finally they found the nerves didn't attach themselves so I had injection in brestbone area .
That does not sound like any fun!! I was in a car accident and sustained a paired over fracture through my sternal manubrium joint. The doctors said “sternal fractures always heal” well 3 years of horrible pain a swelling, every time I would breath the joint would moved because the lungs would fill and expand the lungs which cause the chest to rise and fall which inturn would cause the fracture to move causing friction and sheering. I developed the costochondral chondritis. As a result I developed a landslide of health issues, chronic pain, insomnia, chronic pneumonia, depression, anxiety just to name a few. I tried a ton of treatments. Finally surgical intervention worked to completely resolve it. Removed my My sternum from my 2, 3, 4, 5th ribs & over 100 bone fragments out of my chest and both breasts. 3 surgeries later & No issues at all today!!
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@dawn_giacabazi That sounds horrible to go through glad your o.k. now .For along time when I slept on my side I had to hug a pillow or something in between my breast as it would still hurt ,nothing like the pain you,ve been in
It was pretty rare in my neck of the woods so my docs tried a lot of different treatments. My physical therapist tried to tape my breasts which I can look back on now and get a good laugh but it wasn’t to funny at the time. The weight of my breasts just made the tape ripped my skin. I bled for a long time. Uhh
Then we tried a brace to see if we could secure my breasts. I ended up going to Mayo Clinic when the brace didn’t help. We all got a good laugh at the brace. The problem for a lot of women is when we lay down our breasts separate so it causes the manubrium joint to move which causes the chest wall pain. Which reminds me @klaubi have you tried hugging a pillow?
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@dawn_giacabazi What we have to go through necessary but laughable at times
So true @lioness!!
Hello what are fluorscopy guided injections? Is is painful?
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