• benbear benbear
    January 05, 2009
    Chronic chest wall pain?
    benbear benbear
    January 05, 2009

    Hi, I have chronic chest wall pain and was wondering what methods could help ease it in the long run? I suffer from SVT and have had one ablation, but I still get short runs of AT tachicardia and etopic beats. I am not sure if there is a connection or if it is nerve/muscle related, but the pain is sharp and is located on the left. Cardiac input has being ruled out for now.  I'd be grateful for any advice.




  • Stacey January 07, 2009
    January 07, 2009

    Hi there! My original injury pain is in my left upper chest wall. I tore all of the nerves and muscles from my ribcage. By the time I was diagnosed 8 months later, it was too late to do anything other than see a pain management specialist. I now have a spinal cord stimulator inplanted ,which for me, works great for both the sharp stabbing pains as well as the dull throbbing pain that radiates around my left side from my sternum to my spine. There is a trial for the spinal cord stimultor which you might want to ask your Dr. about if this is and will be an ongoing problem. The implant enabled me to get off all of the high doses of opiates that I was on. So that's a HUGE plus about having the inplant for me. Hope this info helps for you. Good luck, and I hope you're feeling better soon. Stace

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