A 44-year-old female asked:
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i was in the er today for left arm and chest pain. the ekg was fine. they said it was shoulder impingement. would you feel pain in your armpit as?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not cardiac: What the ER did was determine that's it's not your heart. The shoulder impingement assessment is offered as their best educated guess. Understand: from your perspective, you want the ER to tell you precisely what's wrong. From the ER's view, they simply want to rule out life threatening problems.
Answered on Oct 1, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management.
Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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