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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

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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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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Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain your symptoms. Instead, perhaps you should be fully evaluated. A chest x-ray, ekg, blood work and other tests as needed would provide a lot of information. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

Causes and mechanism: Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism -- when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall. The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying. The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain. ...Read more

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What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back ? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

What causes upper back pain and left chest pain around the same area. Steady sharp pain from area left chest to To same distance straight to upper back ? Feels like a pinch when I'm moving

Many possible, r/oMI: Various issues can yield left chest pain radiating into the upper back. First you need an EKG to rule out a myocardial infarction, as it can present in the manner you're describing, but is usually, but not always, accompanied by chest heaviness, shortness of breath, sweats, and left arm or neck pain. A chest xray will show wether is it pneumonia or maybe just a sprained pec muscle ...Read more

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What can cause new musculoskeletal, non-cardiac chest pain and l. Arm and underarm nerve tingling in healthy subjects? Recommended tests?

Nerve pain: Irritation of the brachial plexus (the nerves that come together and then branch to go to the arm) can cause these symptoms. Overuse, carrying a backpack, trauma are common causes. Less common are inflammation of the nerves or compression of the nerves. I'd recommend starting with a nerve conduction study (EMG) and then further testing would be based on those results. ...Read more

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Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

? other tests ?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms.An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness i would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage cause this on & off upper left back and left chest pain (twitching, burning)or what can it be?!? Had ECG stress test normal 1 year ago

Can nerve damage cause this on & off upper left back and left chest pain (twitching, burning)or what can it be?!? Had ECG stress test normal 1 year ago

Nerves twich & burn: It would be highly unusual to find these symptoms attributed to the heart in a 21 year-old. Damage or pathology involving nerves (peripheral or central) is the most likely explanation for these symptoms. Non-organic causes are also possible if symptoms are unchanged over the past year. ...Read more

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I have pain in one boob my right it feels like there’s muscle on the top not like a lump almost like a quarter moon shape top to side i went a dr he didn’t seem worried about breast cancer i also pinched a nerve in my armpit causing back/chest pain?

I have pain in one boob my right it feels like there’s muscle on the top not like a lump almost like a quarter moon shape top to side i went a dr he didn’t seem worried about breast cancer i also pinched a nerve in my armpit causing back/chest pain?

Pinched nerve: If you still have concerns about your breast, consult a breast surgeon for evaluation and advice. A pinched nerve in the armpit shouldn't cause chest and back pain, but one in the upper back vertebra could. If symptoms persist get an opinion from an orthopedic specialist. ...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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Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

Checked heart,lungs,kidney function,... Did tests from ct to stress test, blood tst,etc... All perfectly normal the only problem is a high systolic especially on my right arm 140-160. Dr said chest pain was nerve but bp unknown cause what could it be?

19 High BP R arm: High blood pressure in right arm in young male suggests co-arctation or the aorta pre ductal. This congenital heart vessel defect encroaches (narrows) the aorta before the take off of the Left subclavian artery so that the BP is low in the Left arm. But because the BP is also low to the kidney it secretes a hormone called renin which raises BP trying to get more pressure to the kidney. Consult me. ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp/shooting/dull-ish chest pain?

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What could cause a sharp/shooting/dull-ish chest pain?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be due to cardiac or no cardiac causes. ...Read more

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What would cause a feeling of fluid sloshing in the chest area and chest pain?

What would cause a feeling of fluid sloshing in the chest area and chest pain?

Without: knowing what exactly knowing what is going on with your medical history it impossible to tell. This usually is fluid in the stomach you hear, but if you have an illness there could be fluid in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can heat cause chest pain?

Maybe: Heat is a stressor. Vasodilation and increased cardiac output act as our compensatory mechanisms to release heat fom the skin. In a structurally or functionally inhibited heart this increased workload cn be problematic, causing symptoms of chest pain or heart failure. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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