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back pain & costo

Posted by
Jerry on August 27, 2002 at 17:43:13:

Dr. Stoll,
I have reviewed your website for info on costochondritis. By process of elimination it seems I've suffered from it on and off for over a year. No Dr. has officially diagnosed me but from what I've read it has to be the answer. My question relates to costo and back pain. Does costo always involve pain strictly in the chest? In the past week I begin having the same ole pains in the chest but now it seems its focused more in the center of my back radiating upward and outward to my shoulders. At the same time I still have a dull ache in the center of my chest and up toward my throat. No over the counter pain meds seem to help. I've tried meditation and strecthing but no relief there either. I've been considering going to a chiopracter (never been before.) Can you give me any feedback? I haven't been particularly stressed out about anything lately but the pain has been a constant. I'd appreciate any info or input on this matter. Thanks!



Re: back pain & costo (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 28, 2002 at 11:34:46:

In Reply to: back pain & costo posted by Jerry on August 27, 2002 at 17:43:13:

Hi, Jerry.

The word costo, means rib. The word chond means cartilege. the suffix, -itis means inflammation. Ribs run from the breast bone to the vertebrae in the back. There are cartilege, muscles and ligaments attaching the ribs at every joint. Eventually there will be pain at every joint as the condition tends to worsen over the years. Take a look at an anatomy atlas some time.

What do you mean: your "tried meditation"? What did the biofeedback certification show? How often every day did you practice the certified method? How long did you do it that way?

Rolfing is a quicker temporary solution to symptoms than Chiropractic, for this condition --in MY opinion.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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