Rib/Chest pain

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Rib/Chest pain

Postby mikewk » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:37 pm

How many have burning, stabbing, sharp/dull pain in their rib area and chest pain. If so where is your syrinx located cervical, thoracic, lumbar area.
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby chrisw » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:50 pm

Yes, bottom of my ribs, sometimes burning sometimes sharp 5 syrinx's from t3-t12 widest at t3-t4
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby keggler 1 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:25 am

Check out costochondritis---- a rib pain that can take your breath.

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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby mikewk » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:43 pm

That is what he was originally dx with costochondritis but it has been 4 years and has never gone away only gotten worse began at age 16 so some drs have said it is related to the cape effect from his cervical syrnix. other drs say no. who knows we need research done so badly for syringomyelia, it has been and is such a debilitating disease. I wish some of these drs could experience the pain, muscle twitching, numbness etc of this disease then they wouldn't be so easy to dismiss these chronic life altering symptoms, saying that it can't be the syrinx. There is so much disagreement among all kinds of physician specialties in this area it makes my blood boil.
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby jfreema » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:12 pm

I have (or really I "had" because the pfd surgery made mine disappear) a cervical syrinx. I have burning of the skin of my chest but have a squeezing around my ribs at times when it gets really bad. The squeezing is what will usually drive me towards getting some help in the form of medicine because it's very uncomfortable.
Pre-Op: SM C2-T4 (2mm C2 to C5, 6 mm C5 to T1, 2 mm T1 to T2, 7 mm T2 to T4), CM 8 mm
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby keggler 1 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:37 am

I still have it,mine was from the point of a door blown by the wind,that hit me so hard in the ribs that took my breath away.Then the MVA in 1999,I was rear ended while sitting still,and didn't have any warning,The seat belts cut into my chest and I had bruises from the seat belt. Stretching exercises work wonders,also swimming.

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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby razzle » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:46 am

thoracic T4 - T10
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby TPRMRN » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:51 am

I have Rib/Chest also upper back pain, Dx. SM=T 5-9. My pain was 4-5, it's now about 8 with Fentanyl Neurotin and Percocet. I have pain 24/7, sometimes it lessens but I can always feel it. I was a RN for 20 years, I was that I had understood what my patients had been dealing with,because until you have been in pain that never stops there is just know way to understand.
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby heatherbabe » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:28 pm

I have rib and upper chest pain - My syrinx goes from C1-T1
Cervical: Syrinx to T-1, degenerative disease in between every cervical vertebra
Thoracic: bulging disc T6-7
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby syrinx48 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:13 pm

Yes, due to thoracic spasms, also have a thoracic herniated disc, the NS are not Sire about the height, probably T7/T8, can also be T6/T7

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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby Icequeen32 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:26 am

yes t8-l1,,seperate one recently found in conus at l2
sm T10-L1 and another within conus, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, bulging dics, silent sinus syndrome, fibromyalgia, mild scoliosis, bursitis/tendonitis and impingement syndrome, sleep apnea/hypopnia
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby deedra2u » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:57 am

Cervical t1 & 2, decompression/laminectomy March 1994, Yes to the rib/chest and elsewhere/erstwhile[color=#4040FF] pain. It's my constant companion 16 years and counting! I'm sure there are many of "US" who hurt like hell inside but exhibit no traits on the outside. We are a strong unique group. Use it, Smile, move on, life's too short... DeeDee[/color]
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby June » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Syrinx t6-t8/9. Chest pain back all around to front, esp. on left side. Breathing difficulties when lying down, so use oxygen at night.
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Re: Rib/Chest pain

Postby karenb » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:33 am

I tend to have pain in my lower ribs, but just in the back (pain starts an inch or so away from my spine). My syrinx is T6-T9. I tend to have bronchitis a lot, so there's some scarring in the bottom of my lungs, esp on the left side (the same side on which my SM symptoms are more pronounced).
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