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Pain in the Mid Back

  • 1.  Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-20-2019 18:35
    I had my CABG in 2008, Triple Bypass, and I have been pretty good
    since then, getting regular checkups including stress test every other
    year and echo cardiogram.. Have been doing regular exercises three to
    four times a week including 30 minutes brisk walking.
    A couple of times a year I feel pain in the back, pretty much in the
    center and at times it travels up and down and sideways, has no effect
    in the front part of the chest or difficulty in breathing. I was
    wondering if other people feel that way also, if so what they do to
    fix it ?

    Tanveer Hussain, IRPh, MS

  • 2.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-21-2019 13:33
    Hello Tanveer,
    I have had back pain on and off since my CABG in 2017. My cardiologist has stated my heart is doing fine and I have no worries there. So I went to my Chiropractor and had several visits with him and it took care of the back pain. 
    If your Cardiologist sees nothing wrong with your heart and you have no problem with you Sternum I suggest you try a Chiropractor. I continue to see mine a couple of times a year now and it really takes care of back pain.

    Richard Short
    Chapter 395

  • 3.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-21-2019 13:54
    Thank you for your reply, I will consider on your tip. One more question, did you feel that in different areas or at one place only?

  • 4.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-22-2019 10:05

                  My own back pain story, while not directly on point, may be relevant. I had a protruding disc at L4-L5 with pain radiating down both legs so that I could not jog two steps. My GP prescribed physical therapy. I would do the stretches prescribed by the therapist in my health club locker room where other back pain sufferers would recognize what I was doing. Each would then tell me their story. Each had tried modality after modality until they found the miracle cure. But each miracle was different. It was PT or chiropractic or Feltonkraus massage or acupuncture or acupressure or yoga. Studies confirm that all passive modalities are about equally effective. In six months symptoms will subside. Once you've had a back problem you are subject to more. Try not to overdo it, and if you have pain, take twice as many over the counter pain meds as the bottle says.

                  Good luck.

    Bob Levin


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  • 5.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-22-2019 16:19
    Robert, thank you for your response.
    Tanveer Hussain,  IRPh, MS

  • 6.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-21-2019 14:14
    Hi Tanveer
    I had a triple bypass in January 2016 and since then I have what feels like a pulling or a knot in my chest.Its annoying and my cardiologist says it’s something I have to live with since all the tests he prescribe were negative.I recently tried acupuncture which didn’t help.Thank God I’m still alive responding to your email.Hope you feel better
    Frank Liantonio

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  • 7.  RE: Pain in the Mid Back

    Posted 09-21-2019 20:00
    Thank you for your email. I guess there are mysteries leftovers in our bodies after these procedures which neither the surgeons nor the cardiologists have answers for. It is left for us to experience and share with each other to comfort.
    Once again, thanks for your input.
    Tanveer Hussain,  IRPh, MS