Can a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain - Doctor answers

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

I'm having sharp chest pain with shooting pain down my arm with weakness n tingling in my pinky n ring finger, could this be a pinched nerve? I'm 29.

Could be: It also could be other things and while you don't say L or R and you're female and fairly young, it could even be related to your heart. So, call your Dr - describe this carefully and see what they advise. If there was some incident that would cause a pinched nerve, mention it in your detailed description of the problems. If other or worse symptoms develop, go to an ER. Best! ...Read more

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Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when I lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Accident 1 mo ago, pinched ulnar nerve. Chest pain when I lay on left or belly. Related? Had blood/ekg all normal. Also GERD symps. Neck shoulder pain

Ulnar nerve Sx: It is most likely that ur gerd is giving you the chest pain rather than your ulnar nerve. Patients w/ulnar nerve compression can have pain, numbness, tingling, cold hands/arms, neck ; shoulder pain; just about any symptom from the fingertips to the neck, but not chest pain. A good way to find out is to have a physician block (numb up) your ulnar nerve and see what sx go away. ...Read more

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Can neck pain causes back and chest pain? Thank you

Can neck pain causes back and chest pain? Thank you

Yes, it can.: The muscle spasms associated with neck pain can definitely communicate with the muscles of the upper back and even the chest. Neck muscle spasms that travel to the scalp muscles can even cause headaches. But make sure with your doctor that this is not cardiac chest pain, particularly if it is associated with exertion. ...Read more

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Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Can neck injury cause chest pain?

Possibly: Irritation to lower nerves in the neck can on occasion manifest as chest pain. But ruling out the more worrisome causes of chest pain needs to be done. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mild chest pain that is not due pneumonia? Whenever I turn my neck backwards I can feel it

What is the cause of mild chest pain that is not due pneumonia? Whenever I turn my neck backwards I can feel it

Musculoskeletal: You may have muscle spasm or neck vertebral problem. See your doc to identify the problem and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old. No history of any diagnosis. Just been having midsternal chest pain with right side neck pain, wha would cause this?

I am 24 years old. No history of any diagnosis. Just been having midsternal chest pain with right side neck pain, wha would cause this?

Probably not heart: Considering your age its unlikely the heart. But a full physical and and detailed history with an ekg and labs would be good to asess the problem and use for future comparison. Other non cardiac causes need to ruled out. Labs such as ANA, thyroid studies muscle enzymes should be included. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

What can cause me to have sharp chest pain associated with high left side back pain up into the back of my neck sometimes causing a headache?

Heart Disease?: With the limited information, the foremost concern would be a heart condition such as angina. I would recommend that you get evaluated as soon as possible. It is possible you have cervical spine or a muscular cause for your symptoms, but these conditions are not life-threatening. Please get a cardiology evaluation first and make sure you don't have symptoms related to heart disease. ...Read more

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What is cause of rightside upper chest pain. Seems to go up to big bone surrounding neck. I had 2 stents put in. A week ago I have 5 stents on lad?

TheStentWentThataWay: Well, young lady, thanks for the heads-up. If I could, I'd ask you a few questions like what the pain is like and what you do to bring it on etc etc but with your particular story and with studies that indicate that right-sided chest pain is actually more specific for heart-induced pain in the chest I would kindly suggest you pick yourself up from the computer and call your doctor--NOW-- ...Read more

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What causes costochondritis because I have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum (breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attack causes chest pain. And whenever I admited to hospital my tyroid is high but thrre is no swollen on my neck, is this causes by anxiety?

Check thyroid tests: Anxiety may cause chest pain, however if thyroid level is high, it also may give similar symptoms. Absence of neck pain doesn't rule out thyroid concerns. Evaluating thyroid further may be helpful. Assuming anxiety is the only issue is not wise without additional information. ...Read more

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Pain in neck radiates to shoulder and arm no chest pain and other symptoms.... Cause? PCP appt? History: HTN PCOS

Pain in neck radiates to shoulder and arm no chest pain and other symptoms.... Cause? PCP appt? History: HTN PCOS

A strain: This pain is most likely related to strain or overuse. You may not be aware of how or when it occurred. Since you have no other symptoms and are young, I think you can manage it yourself for a couple days: ice (15 minutes 3-4 times/day), then possibly heat, gentle stretching, avoid re-injury, & ibuprofen 600 mg three times a day for just a couple days. If not better, to PCP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Possible: These symptoms can be attributed to GERD but there can be other causes too like angina, heart valve problems. Good to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more