Sore chest behind the ribs and in the back

    If the pain is something new that has arisen, increases in strength and you are worried, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. This may be angina or a heart attack. Having pain behind the sternum or ribs, in the diaphragm and back can, however, have many explanations that are not acute or dangerous. Other causes of pain in the chest can be inflammation, muscle aches or panic/anxiety disorders.

    Sometimes pain is felt in the chest, in the back, the diaphragm and behind the ribs during or after meals and can then feel like cramp. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it may be a sign of a hiatus hernia.

    Causes of pain in the chest

    A hiatus hernia means that your diaphragm is weakened and allows part of the stomach to move into the chest cavity. The stomach then pushes away other organs and releases stomach acid that together causes pain, which can be confused with a heart attack.

    Treating chest pain

    If you have pain behind your sternum due to a hiatus hernia, plus symptoms such as heartburn, acid reflux or gastritis, you are often treated with medicines such as: Omeprazol, Omecat, Omezolmyl, Omestad, Losec, Esomeprazol, Nexium, Lanzoprazol, Lanzo, Pantoprazol or Pantoloc which suppresses the production of gastric acid. However, these are not long-term treatment methods due to the potential adverse reactions[1-7]. The treatment might also be that you change your diet and living habits - surgery is only suggested in more severe cases.

    The IQoro is an all-natural neuromuscular treatment and training method, which treats the cause of a hiatus hernia and not just the symptoms, without side effects. It is based on more than 20 years of evidence-based research. All it takes is for you to train with the IQoro for 90 seconds a day until you feel that you are trouble-free, and then continue with maintenance training.

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    IQoro treats the causes of your Hiatal hernia - not just the symptoms



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    IQoro is a neuromuscular training device. It allows you to strengthen the muscles that you can’t usually train - at least not by consciously controlling these muscles. The instructions to activate these ‘involuntary’ muscles come only from autonomic brain signals. That’s what IQoro stimulates.

    All it takes is 90 seconds exercise per day. IQoro uses the body’s natural nerve pathways to activate the muscles from the face, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus and down to the diaphragm where your hernia is situated.

    Your injured muscle in the diaphragm is strengthened, and gradually your symptoms will disappear as you address their cause. Some maintenance training will be required after your symptoms have gone to keep your original symptoms at bay.






    Patented and made in Sweden

    Internationally patented and manufactured in Sweden.

    CE-märkt medicinteknisk produkt klass 1

    CE marked, Class 1 Medical Device

    IQoro is based on many years’ scientific research, and is certified for sale and use in the EU and EEA countries.

    No side-effects

    No side-effects

    IQoro naturally strengthens the musculature from the face, oral cavity, upper airways, esophagus down to the diaphragm and stomach without any side-effects.



    Malin Wallin

    Malin’s swallowing difficulties became a torment

    Malin Wallin, a 25 year old has always been slim but has never had a problem with eating. Until her last year in high school that is, when - without any warning - she began to be affected by a persistent feeling of having a lump in the throat and trouble with swallowing. It would take several years before she would be helped by a new treatment method in the form of a neuromuscular exercise device and regime from IQoro.

    It is a very modest young lady that turns up to the interview to tell us about her tough years with swallowing difficulties, difficulties that of course have caused anxiety, worry and social isolation at many shared mealtimes.

    - For many years it has been a torment to eat in the company of others. I carried with me a constant fear of having something stick in my throat, and I avoided mealtimes with colleagues or friends, says Malin, who now works as a childcarer...


     Read patients' own stories here


    Niklas Gerholm

    Niklas’ feelings of constant queasiness are gone

    Niklas had dieted with the LCHF method and lost weight, but he was afflicted by a reflux problem (LPR) when he went back to an ordinary diet.

    Food leaked up from his stomach at night giving a feeling of queasiness and an irritating, persistent, dry cough. After he had researched the problem, Nicholas concluded that he was suffering from dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties.

    –  It was always gurgly in my throat and the swallowing difficulties came more intense, says Nicolas.

    In the end, he sought professional help and underwent a gastroscopy, but nothing abnormal was to be seen.

    –  It was frustrating! Sometimes I couldn’t even sleep at night because it felt as though the remains of my food were still in my esophagus, and were leaking up into my throat.

     Read patients' own stories here 

    Reviewed by: Dr. Mary Hägg, Doctor of Medicine, Post-doctoral researcher at Uppsala University specialising in orofacial medicine, Head of Department at the Speech and Swallowing Centre: Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at Hudiksvall Hospital, Sweden. Registered Dentist. October 2018.

    Reference sources 
    1. Läkemedelsvärlden (2011), PPIs are linked to serious side effects, Retrieved 26/10/2018 at 14:24
    2. Region Halland, Läkemedelskommittén [Pharmaceutical Committee] (2018), Information om omeprazol och andra protonpumpshämmare, Att sluta med behandlingen, [Information about Omeprazol and other PPIs - stopping treatment] Retrieved: 26/10/2018 at 17:16
    3. Region skåne, Terapigrupp Gastroenterologi [Gastroenterology Therapy Group] (2017) Att sluta med protonpumpshämmare, Information till dig som skall avsluta din behandling [Stopping PPIs - Information for those stopping treatment] Retrieved 26/10/2018 at 17:19

    4. Läkartidningen (2008), Ökad risk för magsjuka med protonpumpshämmare, nr 17 [Increased risk of stomach issues with PPIs, No. 17]
    5. Västernorrland County Council, Läkemedelskommittén [Pharmaceutical Committee] (2018), Information om omeprazol och andra protonpumpshämmare - att sluta med behandlingen [Information about omeprazol and other PPIs - stopping treatment],Retrieved 30/10/2018 at 13:25
    6. Region Örebro County, Läkemedelskommittén [Pharmaceutical Committee] (2017), Patient information - information on Omeprazole and other PPIs, stopping treatment Https:// % C3% 96rebrol% C3% A4n. pdf, Retrieved 30/10/2018
    7. Neal K., Scott H., Slack R., Logan R. (1996), Omeprazole as a risk factor for campylobacter gastroenteritis: case-control study, BMJ vol. 312

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