U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Grayslake, IL
A 37-year-old female asked:

Leaning forward pain in right breast and sternum. then bending over pain through left breast and chest to back.doc says heart ok. muscular?nerve?gas?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Positional: The positional nature of your pain makes me wonder about your spine - as you lean, you flex and extend it which open and close your neural foramina (the canals where the nerve roots exit). Arthritic spurs often encroach on these canals and can cause nerve root irritation. Arthritis in the facet joints of the spine can further cause positional pain.
Last updated May 7, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.