I do have a histroy of gastrointestinal issues. I am taking 2 capsules of dexilant per day and was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia last year.

I went to my chiropractor to be treated due to mid back pain between my shoulder blades. The last time he gave me treatment, he lifted me and adjusted my back and my vertebrae popped. I have been experiencing difficulty in swallowing, back and shoulder blade pain along with pain along the right side of my neck into my scapula. Most of the pain however is to the right of the breastbone and feels that it radiates through to my back.

I do have a history of hiatal hernia and acid reflux. I have since changed my diet over the past week and am swallowing a little better but still feel like I have something stuck in my throat at times. I am going to see a gastroenterologist tomorrow. I am beginning to worry if there is a tumor involved. I had an endoscopy less than a year ago and would hope that a tumor would not grow in the esophogus that quickly.

I do experience some arm weakness and tingling of my right arm when I sleep. I have been trying to sleep elevated in the evening and am currently taking 2 capsules of dexilant. The breastbone and back situation sounds similar to Tietzes syndrome but am quite concerned. Thank you for the information that you have provided.

Hello KK,
You've probably read the page on Tietze's syndrome at C-H so you will know that it's sometimes (quite often ) associated with reflux and indigestion.

On the score of the latter try drinking before meals, rather than with, or after food. And not much to drink after dinner at night.

True, grade IV Tietzes will give you a swollen lump on the sternal-rib or collarbone joint. However, grade III and less simply pain in the chest, following the rib to the back.

It's a complex syndrome that may respond to chiropractic, and may be aggravated by a hard manipulation in the midback, posterior to anterior.

Dr B

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