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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a herniated disc in my neck and mid back, i sometimes get brief pain in my shoulder blade and chest area.is that my back or maybe my heart?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Hard to say: It can be hard to say as both conditions can cause similar symptoms. It would be a limitless unusual for a 21 year old to have cardiac disease, but I would not hesitate to be seen, particularly if you have any associated shortness of breath or jaw pain with it.

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