Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Health Scare

I've been experiencing some pain in my upper back the last 2-3 weeks. I usually describe it as having a knot in a muscle although that is probably a figure of speech rather than an accurate description of what's happening. But the pain is centered in a particular spot. The last couple of days, however, I started having other pains both on top of the shoulder and in the chest. Yesterday afternoon after coming back from playing racquetball, I started feeling some pain in my chest like before, but this time I also felt some tingling and numbness in my left arm and hand. I decided I needed to employ the "better safe than sorry" strategy so I headed to the ER. They did an EKG, X-ray, and blood workup and I waited an hour or so for the results. Everything came back negative. Looks like instead of a cardiologist, I need to go see an osteopath or a massage therapist! I've got a 10am appointment today with my regular doctor--hopefully he can get to the bottom of this.

1 comment:

Stephan said...

Sounds like an unpleasant experience. I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but keep Dr. Sarno in mind! "Healing back pain".