It feels like I was kicked hard by someone with the heal of their shoe. I have had this before a couple of years ago. The blunt pain is in the middle and at times radiates up to between my shoulder blades where I also feel a tightening of my throat. There have also been times when the pain also extends to my lower back. Has anyone experienced this kind of pain or have any idea what's going on and how to address it?
I'm experiencing blunt pain in the middle of my back. Has anyone else had this, what did you do?
Question posted by gentlefootprint on 3 April 2011
Last updated on 12 April 2011
absolutely! I have degenerative disk diseas and some time if I sleep wrong or evev sit or stand for a long period I have terrible muscle spasms and have a hard time swallowing. Ask your doc for a good muscle relaxer . i take them and get alot of relief. Also you might ask for an MRI or to be tested for Osteoarthritis. Ill pray you find relief.
Hi: I'm a fan of chiropractic too, as I have a LOT of chronic back pain, both cervical and lumbar. Mary is right though, you need to look for the right 'match' to you, as far as the style or 'method' they use. I now have a very gentle chiro, who doesn't hurt me at all--but it took some time to find him--usually word of mouth is the best. There is also something called an "Activator" which is a small hand held 'tool' that can be used against your trigger points. It wasn't strong enough for me, but it might be a good way for you to start. ***You have to ask when you call the office, to see if they use this method. Some also use "drop' tables--which I strongly urge you to avoid! It seems that some Chiros are just tired of the stress on THEIR bodies of doing manual manipulation, so they put you on this table that has several separate 'sections' to it.
They can then punch a button and one or more of the table's sections will 'drop' lower than the others--which supposedly has the same effect as manually adjusting you. BUT, if you are not used to it, it can scare you the first time--- if they don't explain the process, and, in my case, it actually made my neck a lot worse...
Since your doctor has ruled out other things, maybe you should try a chriropractic approach. They can do wonders, & if you are out of alignment it could be causing your symptoms. Just a thought...
Have they donr an MRI of your spine to see if you may have a herniation of a disc or something along that line? I have a herniation of a disc in my low back along with disc degeneration and facet joint degeneration and my low back has pain that I could describe as feeling like I've been kicked with the heel of someones boot! I also have a 'grabbing' feeling in my buttocks when I walk as well but it sounds like yours is higher up so that feeling my be what you are experiencing in your lower back. I have had a number of treatments but nothing has really helped much. I take pain medications so I can funtion for the most part. I would have someone do an MRI to see if it could be something spinal.
Honestly gentlefoot, this sounds like a question for a doctor. It almost sounds as if your heart or lungs are involved, but for something that affects so seriously that it feels like tightening of your throat, you don't want to take a chance by what other feel it might be. Go to the doctor ASAP. This could be very serious, or nothing, but don't ignore that!! Good luck, hope that it a simple problem.
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