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Powhatan, VA
A 29-year-old male asked:

I have shoulder/ chest/ neck muscle pain with shortness of breath when standing or slouching. i stretch my arm and breathing and pain is gone why?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Fertel
33 years experience
Could be: Could be cervical radiculopathy or simple muscle strain. Try moist heat to the area and Motrin if you are not pregnant.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Can't say: I would discuss with your physician. Consider neck imaging, ct of the chest to help delineate this issue.
Last updated Nov 18, 2016

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