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Painful !!!
deepak1974 posted:
This is the first time i am getting on a online community to help and manage and hopefully reduce chronic pain issue i have been battling for last 4 years now.
I am 40 year old , male based from India, used to play Golf till 4 years back and played last 6 months with the injuries in the initial stage . have three distinct zones with chronic pain on my left side of upper body.
Zone 1 -- Left side neck , shoulder , chest/mid rib and upper back
Zone 2 - Left side , core muscles and lesser pain on core right side
Zone 3 -- Left side , lower back going down to left Hip joint and buttock
I have MRI , SCAN , USG , Blood tests etc ... only confirmatory diagnostic has been degenerative muscular tears indicated in the USG in the intercostal muscles
I have tried multiple treatments - physio , medicines , oils , Ayurveda , exercise etc .... the improvement has been only marginal over the last three years
I am currently managing by wearing support belt and avoiding physical strain .. the pain gets escalated with minimum sitting , walking etc without support.
Look forward to suggestions and inputs from the community
Thank You in advance
ctbeth responded:
Hello Deepak,

I would be surprised if oils and Ayurvedic would help the pain from degenerative muscle tears, etc.

Since this pain has been bothersome to you for quite some time, and you've tried some treatments that haven't been effective, perhaps your next move could be to be seen by a medical doctor for an evaluation.

Once your MD is able to diagnose what is going on, he or she can then refer you to a specialist who is trained in treating your particular problem.

Best of luck to you.

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