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Im 62 years old and fit as a fiddle. 5 weeks ago I noticed pain in the middle of my sternum. It gradually got worse, especially if I was sitting for any length of time, like in an arm chair reading or by my desk using my PC. Last week it got 100 times worse. Its now in my upper back, between Scapulae and it radiated down my arem and in my arm pit. Doctor says it is Costochondritis. I ice the area, Ive staerted to got o a Chiropracticer who will work on my shoulderblades to see if there is a mis alignment somewhere...I am in such pain that Ive become very very upset. It gets me down. I cry alot. I live on my opwn and I feel at a totral loss. I find it hard to work as Im in constant pain. The ONLY time I get some relief is when I ma busy and my body is warm, ; like when Im running around the house doing things.. Bending down can be a huge issue, picking up a chair or even lifting the kettle can set it off.....Ive been told its there for good and I don't want to believe that. If it is, I am not sure how I will cope with this pain. I take antiinflammatories and icing my chest regularly. Nothing seems to help...except it is, like I said, slightly better when Im up and about. As soon as I sit down, it starts. Lying on my back is sometimes ok, sometimes not. Lying on my side is a No-No.....I eat foods that are considered anti inflammatory...Im goinf for a massage in 4 days and combining t6his with adjustm,ent on my shoulderblade. If these two things don't work---I dont know what to do. I can't understand how I got this disease...???? Its a mystery. Any advice ?
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