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A 22-year-old female asked:

hi i was told i have anxiety and i keep having pains in my left rip some times in the chest and i have a really sore neck at the top of the spine?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Stress related: Anxiety and stress can lead to tightening of the trapezius and elevator scapula muscle that will result in neck stiffness and pain in the upper back / chest area and occasional headache. Hot shower, neck exercises , and meditation or other relaxing techniques will help . If you have persistent numbness or other neurological symptoms please see your physician. Good luck.

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