A 50-year-old member asked:
I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?
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Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Maybe: The burning pain in your chest is most likely due to the disc herniation touching/compressing the nerves that go to the area of your chest where you feel the pain. If the hernia gets bigger it can squeeze on that nerve further, and can cause permanent damage to this nerve, sometimes decompressing the nerve through surgery may help but not always, medications such as gabapentin, Cymbalta (duloxetine) may help.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2017
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