Tietzes Syndrome after a double mastectomy

Where does it hurt when you take a deep breath?

Where does it hurt when you take a deep breath?

Tietze's Syndrome after a double mastectomy is not that uncommon; specific chiropractic treatment may be part of the solution.

I recently had a double mastectomy and then had to have another surgery to correct the placement of the expander.

About a month after the second surgery I had a flu like feeling on my skin and went home to lie down and suddenly felt like I was having a heart attack. My chest on the left side was constricted and tight and breathing felt like knives going in. Luckily I was able to drive myself to the emergency room around the corner from my house and they did all the tests or a heart attack. Meanwhile I texted my surgeon and he called the hospital and deduced that it was Tietze's syndrome. They gave me Toradol an intravenous steroid and sent me home with a prescription for NSAIDs.

Now I am flat on my back and it hurts to talk laugh breathe or move. I am wondering if some sort of chiropractic adjustment is possible to help the situation with out hurting me.

A few questions to start. Did your surgeon make the diagnosis without ever examining you? I have concerns if that's the case.

These knives going in; where precisely was the stabbing pain?

Now it hurts to breathe and laugh? Where exactly?

If you run your fingers down the junction between the ribs and your sternum, is there a particularly tender spot, and is there a swollen lump?

If you lie on your tum and a friend presses relatively hard just to the side of the spine, is there a very painful spot? Is this where it hurts when your breathe deeply?

Let me have some answers, keeping to this same thread.

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Dr B

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