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Costocondritis and Vegetarianism

Posted by
Julia Gaver [15.209] on April 19, 2004 at 16:18:45:

A little about me: I am 24 yrs old and gave up all red meat approximately 2 yrs. ago. A month and a half ago I decided to go vegetarian. I first acquired costocondritis following a viral infection in 2000. The pain lasted for 2 wks and went away.

4 months ago I had a "caffeine" drink and wound up with severe heart palpitations which put me in the hospital. Since then I've been having costocondrital pains roughly every 3 weeks.

Ibuprofen and BenGay were prescribed to me as my body is too sensitive for Naprocyn. My question is, is it possible the vegetarian diet could be prolonging my symptoms? Or is this simply something I must learn to live with? I do physical labor as a job (lots of running around, lifting, pressure on joints etc.). Am I not getting enough protein to heal fully?



Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism

Posted by Lincoln [32.20] on April 19, 2004 at 19:27:44:

In Reply to: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by Julia Gaver [15.209] on April 19, 2004 at 16:18:45:

"My question is, is it possible the vegetarian diet could be prolonging my symptoms? "

Don't know, but try going off the vegetarian diet and see what happens.

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Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism

Posted by DrDave [1460.109] on April 19, 2004 at 22:28:05:

In Reply to: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by Julia Gaver [15.209] on April 19, 2004 at 16:18:45:

Chiropractic now and skilled relaxation to help keep it away.



Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism

Posted by Jayne [530.513] on April 20, 2004 at 06:54:37:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by DrDave [1460.109] on April 19, 2004 at 22:28:05:

DrDave...how can a chiropractor help with Costo?????
My hubby has it often and goes to Chiro for his back,,,but he has not sought relief for the costo there........ thanks:-)



Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism

Posted by DrDave [1744.14] on April 20, 2004 at 09:13:08:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by Jayne [530.513] on April 20, 2004 at 06:54:37:

Your ribs(costo) attach to your spine on what are called "demi facets" and along the vertabraes transverse processes. Changes in spinal alignment move the ribs. That pressure is translated to the other point at which the ribs attach, which is the sternum. That cartilage attachement(the chondro)is under abnormal pressure and becomes irritated(the -itis). costo-chondr-itis.

It's very common that thoracic spine problems, especially in terms of rotation, cause pain in the sternum at the costal attachment points.

If the thoracic spinal dysfunction is not just mechanical in nature it is very beneficial to start skilled relaxation to help prevent reoccurence.



Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism (Mechanism.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.8] on April 21, 2004 at 06:21:32:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by DrDave [1744.14] on April 20, 2004 at 09:13:08:

Thanks, DrDave, for your cogent explanation!

Walt

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Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism - Thanks DrDave - NMI

Posted by Happygal [11.384] on April 21, 2004 at 07:19:06:

In Reply to: Re: Costocondritis and Vegetarianism posted by DrDave [1744.14] on April 20, 2004 at 09:13:08:

NMI

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