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iv had a spinal cord injury for the past 13 years incompleat

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iv had a spinal cord injury for the past 13 years incompleat injury thing getting stronger lower limbs but very bad tightness up around my chest and rib cage finding It hard to breath when I get in my chair or even shore when the water hits me very frighting for me no pain just stiffness wot could it be
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

can you give me your MRI report? Did it show spinal cord compression or hematoma? Do you have associated symptoms like difficulty in breathing/ cough?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Diffcicu
lt breathing all time an panic attacks
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
John,

Were investigations done to see for cardiac function or lungs?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Was with doctor she said it was panic attacks an
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
John,

Let me explain a bit.

Before putting the symptoms on cord injury or panic attack I would like to rule out few common causes and the causes which worry me more. Cardiac element needs to be ruled out. Echocardiogram/ EKG would give us more answers and peace of mind. Anemia, vitamin deficiency also can present with similar symptoms. Blood tests should help. Hormonal imbalance {thyroid to be specific} needs to be checked too. A chest x ray would rule out any lung abnormality.

As of now - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid {stay hydrated}/ avoid alcohol, smoking/ have more of green leafy vegetables/ stay away from stress or anxiety {Yoga, meditation help}.

Please do not worry, you will be fine.

Best
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
I am sorry that you were not happy with my answer.

Let me know any specific query which you want me to explain in more details.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi I've pain arond bottom part of my left side of stomach an back can u tell me wat this is please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
John,

Is pain below the ribs {stomach region} or lower part of abdomen {in pelvis}?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Lower part arond left side an arond bk
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
The pain can be due to varied causes - Irritation of the nerve at the spine/ renal abnormality {kidney calculus or inflammation}/ Irritation of the bowel loop {inflammation, infection, inflammatory bowel disease}.

Few investigations should give us more answers - ultrasound of abdomen/ x ray for thoracic and lumbar spine/ stool and urine analysis.

Till than - Warm compress, Gas-X, Motrin {Ibuprofen}, TUMS should give relief.

Wish you well.

Best
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