Upper Back And Upper Chest Pain?
Good evening, I want to ask. Is there a connection if the psychiatrist presses on the upper back and upper chest, is it related to the mental disorder that is experienced?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. So far, in health science, physical and mental disorders should not be separated. Physical disorders can affect the mental, and mental disorders can affect the physical. This is what underlies the world health organization to define health as a condition where there are no physical, mental and social disorders, not just one of them. And in treating patients, especially those already suffering from an old disease such as cancer, for example, the team treating them should involve a psychiatrist.
However, regarding mental status checks by pressing on the back and upper chest, there is no guideline. We suspect it is done by your psychiatrist to rule out the possibility of physical illness for the complaints that you also feel, on the basis of the relationship we have stated at the beginning, but not including the examinations that must be carried out.
Our advice, it would be better if you ask your psychiatrist directly, about what tests he does and for what. This applies not only to psychiatrists but to all doctors as a whole. As a patient, you have the right to know what is done to you, the risks, and the purpose for which it is done. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa