• 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.

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 28, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 28, 2014

    Hi there, benbear -

     

    I know this is an old question, but did you ever find out what was causing this chest pain? If you did, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling the other members of the community what the diagnosis was and how it was treated? It might be really helpful to someone else who is having the same symptoms. It sounds like costochondritis to me, but I'm only a lay person and only a trained healthcare professional could tell you for sure.

     

    Here are some links on pain management that you might find useful.  Hope you're feeling well now!

     

     

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

     

    Let’s Talk Pain Meds

     

    Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

     

    Be well!


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  • Stacey January 07, 2009
    Stacey
    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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