Do Other Patients Back Pain And Mitral Valve Prolapse?

There are a number of symptoms for mitral valve prolapse as I have written about in a prior blog. However, I just received an email asking, “Can you have back pain with mitral valve prolapse?”

This is a pretty interesting question. I’ll tell you why.

Back Pain & Mitral Valve Prolapse

First, for three years before my heart valve surgery I had chronic, lower back pain. I saw chiropractors. I saw massage therapists. I had prolotherapy done. I had cranial sacral therapy. I even went to a Chinese healer.

Guess what? Nothing helped!

The other reason this is interesting because after my heart surgery recovery, I noticed that my lower back pain was no longer present. It’s been awhile now since my aortic and pulmonary valve replacements (about 20 months), but my lower back pain is gone.

Interesting, right? Maybe back pain is a symptom of heart valve disorders including aortic stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation?

Anyways, that’s about all I know about back pain as a symptom of mitral valve prolapse.

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
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