It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-23-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: North Canton, OH
Posts: 9
James Rutter HB User
Any ideas

I've been to my doctors, had MRIs, heart tests, etc and everything is normal. Here is my problem.

I get a burning in my chest and aching under my ribs.. it seems to be getting worse. I dont know if this is back related or not, but my doctor says everything is ok. My thoracic and lumbar MRIs were perfectly normal. Thoracic xray shows MILD arthritis.

I can't seem to find any hint at to all as to what this could be.. Do muscular problems portray themselves in this way ever? It's not a sharp pain, just a burning in the chest and aching in the upper back and ribs.

Any ideas where I can look for answers? Another forum perhaps?

Thanks,

Jim

 
Old 11-23-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sweden
Posts: 47
KrisL HB User
Re: Any ideas

A friend of mine had somewhat similar pain, turned out to be Tietzes syndrome. Some sort of inlammation to the cartilage that connects to the sternum.
I don't know so much more, it took her about 5 months to get well.

Hope you'll recover fast and well!
/Kris

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-23-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: northeast USA
Posts: 6
WWWalkEarth HB User
Re: Any ideas

[QUOTE=James Rutter]I've been to my doctors, had MRIs, heart tests, etc and everything is normal. Here is my problem.

I get a burning in my chest and aching under my ribs.. it seems to be getting worse. I dont know if this is back related or not, but my doctor says everything is ok. My thoracic and lumbar MRIs were perfectly normal. Thoracic xray shows MILD arthritis.

I can't seem to find any hint at to all as to what this could be.. Do muscular problems portray themselves in this way ever? It's not a sharp pain, just a burning in the chest and aching in the upper back and ribs.

Any ideas where I can look for answers? Another forum perhaps?

Thanks,

Jim[/QUOTE]

I have the same burning pain occasionally; wakes me up at night sometimes, so it must be partly positional. My doctor has diagnosed it as costochondritis which is also tsetze's syndrome, and now that I have all this back pain, as well, all of them seem to agree that they are all related: i.e., arthritis, spondylosis, ddd. This old frame is a rambling wreck. BTW, just type the name of the disease or symptom on your searcher and you'll enter a whole world of literature about it. Good luck.
__________________
Live light. Live easy. Live free. Live brave. Live deep.
Let the wind on your face calm your raging mind. Let the warmth of the sun soothe your weary body.
And, at least once in your lifetime, love well.

Earthling

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Natural Non-Processed Eating- need ideas! tUrRrRa Diet & Nutrition 9 11-14-2009 02:48 PM
Hosting an event for disabled staff, need activity ideas claire678 Disabilities 3 06-15-2008 08:38 PM
Forteo Jacque98376 Osteoporosis 121 12-21-2005 06:05 AM
Super Circuit ideas anyone??? kelstar Exercise & Fitness 0 05-24-2004 11:28 PM
Fun ways to tell your DH you're pregnant!!! Any ideas? jamie31 Pregnancy 8 05-13-2004 01:35 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ibuprofen
Lyrica
Morphine
Neurontin
Oxycontin
  Percocet
Soma Tylenol
Valium
Vicodin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



teteri66 (1120), gmak (131), SweetPeainSF (78), maltluver (71), twohands (64), pebblebeach3 (63), cheryl1213 (51), Moldova (46), ibake&pray (41), workinmom572 (40)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:30 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!