I'm having a hard time breathing today from the chest and severe back pain, and my chiropractor is convinced all this pain is just from a slightly herniated disc in my lower spine. Can something like that really be causing all this pain? I could understand if I was having mostly leg pains, but it's mostly centered around my shoulders and back. I go back to see him again today, I don't know what he's going to tell me but I'm going to share the pain charts I've been keeping the past week. I wonder if that will change his mind.
Flappys, I did go to the ER for severe weakness and chest pain, but they didn't give me anything or do anything other than an MRI that came back clear. They told me to wait until my appointment but I'm worried because the pain has been getting increasing worse. I wonder if I should tell my PCP this and go there instead.
Yes tell your pcp. I love my chiropractor, but some things need my M.D. and what you're experiencing definitely qualifies. I've been a chiropractic patient for 10 years, and pretty well know when they can handle my body's stupidity, and when it's time to call my actual doc. Side note: a good chiropractor will tell you to go see your primary to get some definitive answers. Good luck.
Glad it's somewhat better & I hope it lasts for a while. Maybe until your pcp appt. . . .. Best of luck with this. These weird, obscure illnesses that plague our lives should be banned. Now, if I could just find the darned complaint Dept. But seriously, keep talking. We're in your corner.
It was hard to press the doctors for my final mri because they believe thorasic herniations are caused by accidents or trauma. It showed I have a herniated disc with spinal stenosis between my shoulder blades. At times I can only take shallow breaths. The shoulder area is caused by my cervical spine issues and legs and hips by my lumbar spine issues. Until you have a doctor look at it and have the imaging all they can do is guess. I would be leary of a chiropractor until you know for sure what is going on.
I've got pain all over, so I was really hesitant to think it could be just from a herniated disc between L4 and L5 (and still am). My worst pain isn't even in that area, it's in my upper back and shoulders, so it just doesn't make much sense.