You can also get the Endoscopy to check the condition of the esophagus, any duodenal or stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia.
My chiropractor takes two fingers in-between the upper curve of the ribs and has me take a deep breath, he then pulls his fingers down real fast pulling the hernia down. Takes my breath for a couple seconds. Haven't had it done since I stopped going after my hip replacement.
Hope this helps! JEAN
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From: "marianne bolding" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 12:51 AM Subject: Re: Marianne- my latest Drama
Jean...I should have guessed that you would have scoliosis. It would be hard to imagine a perfect back with a bad hip. Seems like they'd go hand in hand. Do you have problems swallowing due to your neck problems? Do you due to the hernia? You smoke, too, don't you? How much do you smoke a day? I smoke...getting worse with all the stress, too. Everything I do I associate with a cigarette. I am really trying to get to the bottom of this chest/diaphragm problem, it's hard to ever catch a whole breath...my breathing is so shallow...and now the difficulties swallowing. Dr. Gerhart tells me I should follow up with a ph level test to check the acid and the damage done to the esophagus. I forwarded you the letter. I always felt that my pcp should check the esophagus...especially since the hernia meds don't work with these two symptoms. Is it my hernia the curve of my neck (if you could have seen those horrid x-rays...I checked the name cause I couldn't believe it was me). Is it the hernia/esophagus probs? or is it something else? The chiro I'm seeing is very good. Does kinesiology. Helps the hernia alot...he rubs it a special way...it hurts while its happening...but feels so much better afterwards. He said it looked like I whiplashed my neck and never treated it....years ago he said...not recently. I've been in 5 accidents in 8 years. 2 were my fault. I'll be seeing him three times a week for a month so far...It's expensive, but, health is important. I hope you are feeling well. Sorry about the recipe...I have the spaghetti pie one still. Love, Marianne