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Offline richm66

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Chronic mid-back and chest pain and lung cancer
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:50:21 PM »
I have had chronic chest and back pain for about 6 weeks now.     I have had similar episodes in prior years, but none that have lasted quite this long.

I recently went to my PCP who checked me out in his office and felt reasonably assured it wasn't anything serious.   He feels it is more related to my anxiety and worry levels.

Could such a chronic pain be indicative of something as sinister as lung cancer.

I am an avid runner, so the doctor took this into consideration as well.   He feels my heart is just fine and healthy as well.

Any thoughts ?
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Re: Chronic mid-back and chest pain and lung cancer
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 05:15:55 PM »
Describe your pain. I'm interested, because I have the same issues.

What sensations do you feel? Burning, aching, poking, prodding, zaps, etc.

Are the sensations all over or one sided?

Are they worse upon movement?

And when you say "mid-back", where exactly is it? I get mine both above and below breast level, but in my back.
And yes, I struggle with the is it lung cancer fear, although it's essentially ludicrous to think that.

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Re: Chronic mid-back and chest pain and lung cancer
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 05:16:33 PM »
And you said you've gone through this before but it hasn't lasted as long. Why did you have it before and what made it go away?
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Re: Chronic mid-back and chest pain and lung cancer
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 09:13:23 PM »
It is more of an annoying ache pain that comes through across my mid-back and into my chest.  Sometimes it is just my back, sometime it is just my sternum...... sometimes both.

I am sure my anxiety is making it "seem" worse than it is.   I sit at work al l day, so it is easy to dwell on and my posture is probably not helping.

And I know - lung cancer is a ridiculous concern along with heart issues.

I went to chiropractors in the past and I have tried Advil - but nothing really solved the issue.   I guess it just went away and became less bothersome for some reason.   

But while having it now, it greatly concerns me.   Reasurrance from my doctor and family and just from living through it before, does not appear to be keeping my mind at ease as much as I would like.   
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Re: Chronic mid-back and chest pain and lung cancer
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 11:20:43 PM »
Yes, I get those pains and yes, I'm the same way! I sit all day with bad posture and worry.

Was ur anxiety ramped up when u got this pain b4?

And we're exactly alike in that regard. I've been through these pains b4 too and they went away on their own- actually, I started freaking out about body-wide twitching and the back pain slowly went away.

Sometimes I feel a knot in the center of my back that's more pronounced when I look down.

How old are you, if I may ask.
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