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Can a pinched nerve cause rib pain

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
If you're asking...: ...whether the two are related, it's not likely. Also, a "pinched" nerve does not mean you will have "pinching" sensations in the affected limb. That'... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Multiple symptoms: With so many symptoms, it is best for you to consult a primary health care provider to try to make a diagnosis to help treat you. That could then lead... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more comm... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 31 years experience
Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: The cervical (neck) spinal nerves are associated with pain that radiates into the arms. Upper thoracic (chest area) spinal nerves could be associated... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cervical spine: A pinched nerve in the neck can certainly cause non cardiac chest pain.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Pain: Doubt reflux favor pinched neve with sx described MRI indicated to determine cause and best treatment. May be non surgical medication, injection thera... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 29 years experience
Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic disse... Read More

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