costocondritis / tietzes syndrome

TIETZES SYNDROME

Two years ago was diagnosed with costocondritis by a medical doctor. I have been to two chiropractors during the last 18 months and even took printed pages of your web site for them to review. Is it possible to get detailed instructions from you that my chiropractor could use to do the type of adjustment that you refer to for tietzes?

The pain started as a sharp quick pain after a violent sneeze that would be sporadic and has gradually subdued to a dull pain / soreness on the left side at the fifth rib area- in the cartilage to the sternum area. Also sometimes have the same dull ache on the left side back that seems to be related to same location as the front- just below the shoulder blade.

The dull ache seems to come and go, some days OK and then other days can be quite painful and miserable.

Any help that you could give to me to relay to my chiropractor would be greatly appreciated. My chiro seems reluctant to call for help and this is my last option. Or if you could possibly recommend a DC that is knowledgeable in your techniques with the activator or other methods in the Augusta / Macon, Georgia area
Thanks

Hello,

UPDATE: I'm about to give a lecture on the treatment of TS to a chiropractic congress. The lecture notes will be available on this site, for chiropractors only, for .99c. Tell your chiro.

It's all about ego, I'm afraid. This is a difficult condition, and it took me 25 years to figure how to treat it. I shudder to think of the number of cases I either completely missed, or had no understanding of what was happening. Or aggravated, as a heavy manipulation in the middle of the back, posterior to anterior will aggravate the condition.

Suggest he come to the chiropractic convention in South Africa in September where I'll be lecturing on the subject!

Seriously, if he's open to learning about it, I'd be most happy to talk to him. Suggest he contact me at CONTACT and we can set up a Skype discussion. It's not rocket science, but some very specific things need to be done.

It's a horrid, nasty, very treatable condition. There's hope! The symtoms you describe are typical. If it's chronic I would recommend an X-ray of your midback.

Any indigestion?

Dr B

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Apr 08, 2011
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tietzes constochondritis
by: melissa gillen

Hi there,

I feel the same and I am at my wits end, my docs say there is nothing they can do for me and I can only do the most menial tasks.

This morning I wiped down the worktops and it started again and now I'm resigned to the couch again. I can't go on like this my kids are missing their old mum! I have stomach upsets, indigestion, I sort of have like hiccups a lot and want to yawn a lot and I need to hold it in.

Also I can't eat too much as it hurts when my stomach is full, so it's little and often. I'm thinking of going private and was told maybe an osteopath too , just want help to get my life back and be pain free, can't wash my hair now.

Hello Melissa,
Don't let this condition make you depressed. It's fixable, really, you have to find the right Chiropractor. I treat it almost every day.

It often also causes indigestion as the diaphragm is connected to the lower six ribs. Of course, if you are taking medication, that could be causing your tummy troubles too.

Ask your chiropractor to contact me. If he's too proud, go to another who wants to learn something new. Like I said, it took me 25 years to figure this one out.

Dr B

Apr 08, 2011
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tietzes constochondritis
by: melissa gillen

Hi there, I feel the same and i am at my wits end, my docs say there is nothing they can do for me and noeI can do the most menial tasks, this morning I wiped down the worktops and it started againa nd now I,m resigned to the couch again, I cant go on like this my kids are missing their old mum! I have stomach upsets, indigestion, I sort of have like hiccups a lot and want to yawn a lot and I need to hold it in, also I cant eat too much as it hurts when my stomach is full, so its little and often. I,m thinking of going private and was told maybe an osteopath too , just want help to get my life back and be pain free, cant wash my hair now :(

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