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Posted by Need help in Hawaii on July 08, 2002 at 20:11:10:

I have had costo since last November when my first attack sent me to the labor & delivery unit at the hospital (I was 7 months pregnant), they didn't have a clue what was going on, thought it was my gall bladder but it wasn't. Anyhow, I didn't actually get a diagnosis until the last month or so after having repeated attacks and being placed on anti-inflammatories. My question for Dr. Stoll or anyone is this...does or did acupuncture treatment help to rid you of costo? Is it common while pregnant to get costo? What is your best advice for me since it is difficult to for me to "lay low" and help the inflammation to decrease as I'm always lifting and carrying my now 5 month old daughter? Also, I am also undergoing traction right now for a slipped disk, could this be aggravating things and is there any physical therapy that will help the costo? Thanks so much ahead of time for your responses.



Re: Costochondritis (Archive in pregnancy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 09, 2002 at 09:45:04:

In Reply to: Costochondritis posted by Need help in Hawaii on July 08, 2002 at 20:11:10:

Hi, Need.

Since both disc problems and costo are caused directly by bracing......... See the archives and get rid of both.

Costo is common in late pregnancy because the enlarging uterus presses up on the respiratory mechanism--especially the ribs. It is inconceivable that "professionals" handling pregnancies did not know that!

Let us know what you learn from the archives and how you do.

Walt



Re: Costochondritis (Archive in pregnancy.)

Posted by Need help in Hawaii on July 10, 2002 at 01:12:02:

In Reply to: Re: Costochondritis (Archive in pregnancy.) posted by Walt Stoll on July 09, 2002 at 09:45:04:

Dr. Stoll,

What are your thoughts on acupuncture for costo? Rolfing is quite expensive in Hawaii and I am on a very limited budget.



Re: Costochondritis (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 11, 2002 at 07:00:53:

In Reply to: Re: Costochondritis (Archive in pregnancy.) posted by Need help in Hawaii on July 10, 2002 at 01:12:02:

Hi, Need.

Although acupuncture may help, your ending cost for this approach will likely be very close to the Rolfing cost. Remember that neither of these approaches is a cure but only a help while you DO the SR to get the cure. The SR costs you nothing but your time and discipline.

Walt

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