There is relief for chest wall, back and thoracic pain. Many people have chest, back or thoracic pain and are afraid. They are told it is not their heart so they need to move on with their life, but they hurt and activity is still limited. They are given pills or told there is nothing that can be done for them. But that is not true. Most chest wall pain is not from a heart condition and there is plenty that can be done for it.
It is always safe to see your primary care doctor or a cardiologist if you are worried about cardiac disease. But if that work up or opinion does not yield results then you don’t have to stop looking for relief. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we look for a long list of other medical and musculoskeletal conditions that can cause chest wall, back or thoracic pain. Examples include strained ligaments, muscle spasm, nerve irritation, rib syndromes, thoracic out let syndrome, viral infections, and even neck or low back conditions (these can refer pain into the chest wall, mid back and thoracic areas).