Pain while flying?
October 13, 2008 11:32 AM Subscribe
Why do I get a pain in my torso when I fly?
posted by Riki tiki to health & fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In recent years, whenever I fly, I gradually develop a sharp ache... it tends to be just above my stomach and off-center (on my left side yesterday, can't remember if it's ever been on the right), and the pain ranges from my front under the rib to near my spine. I can get some temporary relief by putting pressure on its location but it invariably returns. Shortly after we land, the pain subsides.
What could this be? I don't think it's a function of the cramped seating, because it happens even if no one is next to me and I can spread out a bit. It happens regardless of my diet that day, so I don't think it's a digestive issue. I may be wrong about either of these points, but my hunch is that it's something specific to air travel.
Anyone have any similar experiences and/or recommendations?