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A 58-year-old male asked:

Can pain in the back, cause chest pain?

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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Back pain: Yes you can get referred pain as nerve fibers from the back can radiate to the chest wall.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: If one has spinal djd, or disk disease, the pain can radiate to the front and feel like chest pain.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is causing the pain in my chest when i inhale?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Muscle, bone or...: Cartilage. Could also be any portion of the trachea or the bronchi. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on your rib up or down, it could be slipped rib syndrome or dysfunction. Please refer here: http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause a weird pain in the chest?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Variety: Any organ in the chest could lead to pain from the heart, lungs, esophagus, aorta, etc.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is causing a pain in the chest when swallowing?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Possibles: Esophagitis reflux hiatal hernia esophageal obstruction, spasm, tumor. Concerning, one should be evaluated.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes pain in the ribs and back?

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Dr. BERNARD Filner
Pain Management 52 years experience
TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of pain in the back of ribs?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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