Experiencing occasional pain at the center of the chest. Why?
I have been experiencing at least once a week this dull pain around and mostly at the center of the chest for about 6 - 8 months. Since I am otherwise healthy, with no reported illnesses. every year I go for physical check/blood tests - results have been normal all through the last 8 years. I also experienced fast heartbeats during the night sometimes and only during nights when I woke up in between the sleep. . The pain is dull, and can last for time windows of 30 mins. A few times I observed this pain in the back, exactly opposite the center of the chest. It is just a pointed area. There is no pain observed anywhere else. When I raise my hands I feel relief during that time. I observed that I am getting this pain 1 day after I do Yoga exercises. I contacted a doctor with my family history Doctor gave me Meloxicam 7.5mg - 1 tab/day - for 15 days. I started my exercises and I got the pain, when the doctor increased the dose to 2tab/day - I continued for 15 days, without exercise. When I resumed exercise, I get the pain. I stopped exercising and stopped the medicine, and started with anti-inflammatory food like garlic, ginger, turmeric, almonds, peanuts, spinach, carrot, etc. I am concerned if something else is going in my body around the chest.
@igail Hi, In cases of pain over the front of the chest (especially over the sternum or the general heart area), a cardiac cause has to be considered and excluded. You and exercises Ideally, these have to be performed under the supervision of experts(at least initially). Not all yogic exercises are suitable for everyone. If a particular posture is found to be unsuitable for a given individual, alternative postures may be considered to achieve the desired benefits. There are 'asanas' suitable for various age groups. Your pain has quite a few features of a radicular pain- radiculopathy originating from the thoracic spine. Muscular pain presenting so intermittently and for such short durations is rather unusual. You should ideally consult an orthopedic surgeon and get assessed. You may also discuss with your yoga instructor to discuss your symptoms. Thanks!