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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest wall pain can be triggered by some of those things you mention.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
chest pain: Musculoskeletal causes can be associated with chest pain especially intercostal muscle spasm. The pains of this type are exacerbated by breathing moti ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: Not cardiac pain. Likely nothing of real concern. If you are nervous about it, you should see your doctor.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Back muscles: Yes, but make sure it is not of cardiac origin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Both muscles and nerves can cause back pain and may be difficult to separate the body protects itself , so with nerve injury it goes into muscle spas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Possibly: Shoulder and neck pain dont really "cause" chest tightness, but a herniated disc in the neck can sometimes cause all these problems, including chest p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes for sure: The muscles of the abdomen support the back when are tight , and that help to make the back stronger so that support lost it dose effect the back.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unclear: Not clear what you mean by back misalignment. Trauma to the back can include pain in the ribs. Bad posture and crouched forward positioning can caus ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: Please see your physician to determine the cause of your back pain and abdominal pain. Can be many reasons. Do not delay.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There are several strap muscles , that is muscles that. Are thin and run up and down, in the throat area on the front and just off center that could ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely: The gluteus muscles don't impact the spinal cord enough to cause discitis symptoms. If you have nerve symptoms you should see your doctor. Could be y ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Referred: There are neck pains that can radiate to the chest and vice versa. Be careful with any signs of chest pains, though, especially if you have shortness ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on the site: of the Back pain; IF its in the upper back (back of the chest, which is the Thoracic Spine) then referred pain come around to the front and cause some ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually yes: Nothing to worry as long as it is symmetrical. You may like swimming to improve the pain. See doc if no improvement.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Indirectly: It may be the opposite, that foot pain may cause back strain. But if you have tight lower back muscles, it can indirectly lead to foot pain by compen ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
chest not upper back: It is an inflammation of the joint where the rib joins with the cartilage which in turn attaches 2 ur sternum. This is usually located along the chest ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hallie Robbins
30 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Arm & trunk moves: Your arms don't stop at your shirt's shoulder seams. Big muscles connect your arm and trunk: pectorals in front, latissimus dorsi to the small of your ... Read More
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