I have always played sport throughout my life - tennis, football, skating, ice hockey. I am now in my late 50s and have had lower back problems (degenerative discs) for a number of years.
In April 2007 I did a big stretch and sustained severe chest pains. Since this time I have had extensive investigations and scans of main organs but nothing conclusive has been found. This has included angiogram, lung function tests, endoscopes - to name a few!
The pain is accross my chest and moves down to upper abdomen area, around diaphragm. I believe that the injury/trauma I sustained from the stretch could be likened to a sports injury that someone would sustain from a warm up stretch. I maybe have caused damage or tear to chest wall/diaphragm area. The pain can ease slightly at times but always returns and it is difficult to pin point what makes it worse. How can this be detected/diagnosed? In terms of clinicians/Consultants which route should I be referred to?
Asked by pheasant - 1 answer - 8 years 20 weeks ago