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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Very sore upper back causing slight chest pain, I'm extremely worried what could this be?

Very sore upper back causing slight chest pain, I'm extremely worried what could this be?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stabbing chest pain and musle soreness and tingling in arm and upper back. Went to ER and no cardiac event. Can an axiety attack happen for reason?

Stabbing chest pain and musle soreness and tingling in arm and upper back. Went to ER and no cardiac event. Can an axiety attack happen for reason?

Yes: An anxiety attack can seem to happen out of the blue. I recommend meeting with a psychologist to help you to get a better understanding of what led to the anxiety attack and what you can do to prevent future episodes of panic. ...Read more

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Chest pain, briefly once every few weeks. I think it could be just a muscle spasm. I have spasms in upper back from neck oa. I do have high bp/asthma.

Non cardiac pain: First get your heart checked. Once you have determined there is no heart problem, we can begin to consider other causes for your occasional chest pain. This is referred to as non-cardiac chest pain. Symptoms resemble heart pain (also called angina). 23% of the population experiences noncardiac chest pain. Causes include costochondritis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), and muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Dull chest pain that comes and goes between breasts that radiates to the mid upper back. Stretching back feels better. Gerd? Gas? Muscles? Posture?

Muscular features.: As stretching helps it is likely this is muscular pain. Mid upper back ache is often posture related. Heat, stretching and Ibuprofen may be helpful, but if it persists you should see your doctor and get a chest xray. ...Read more

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Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?

Chronic herniated discs upper back lower neck, chest pain-mostly dull sometimes stabbing, neck muscles feel tight, high liver enzymes. R they related?

Yes and no: Herniated disks and various pain syndromes are certainly related. Do you know why your liver enzymes are high? Please make sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) containing products, as tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause elevated liver enzymes. Hepatitis c can cause high liver enzymes as well as muskuloskeletal pain. ...Read more

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So lately I've had this cough off and on that won't go away I have had wheezing sometimes chest pain upper back pain sore rib sometimes is it cancer?

So lately I've had this cough off and on that won't go away I have had wheezing sometimes chest pain upper back pain sore rib sometimes is it cancer?

Unlikely: At your age it is unlikely but not impossible. Even if it is not cancer, you could have some other medical issue that may require therapy. I would suggest you visit your doc to be checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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I been having upper back pain, sore breast, tiredness, headaches, lightheaded, and some what of chest pain. I am worried, can it be from my heart?

Probably not: Low chance based on your description, but as a doctor my decision about whether or not to check your heart in the office would be based upon your risk factors for heart disease and your description of the pain itself. For example: Is it brought on by eating? Breathing in? Exerting yourself? How long does it last for when you have it? Is it always in the some place? What does it feel like? ...Read more

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I had severe mycoplasma 4 months ago, but for 3 weeks now I have yellow & clear phlegm, chest pain, vomiting twice, sore throat and muscle ache?

I had severe mycoplasma 4 months ago, but for 3 weeks now I have yellow & clear phlegm, chest pain, vomiting twice, sore throat and muscle ache?

M.D. Visit: These may be symptoms related to pneumonia from a number of possible causes. A chest radiograph is indicated most likely and may be ordered by your physician. In the meantime, drinking fluids, checking your temperature and taking ibuprofen as needed/tolerated will help to alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

Quality of pain: The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out what's going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. ...Read more

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I'm having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back. It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

I'm having a bit of chest pain to the left and in the same place in my upper back. It feels like a dull ache but more pressure than pain. Causes?

Many causes........: There are many possible causes: heart (angina, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart valve issue, etc), lung (allergies, asthma, blood clot, etc), gastro (acid reflux, ulcer, etc), gallstones, pancreatitis, hormonal (thyroid, etc), muscular injury, pinched nerve, and mental (anxiety etc).

Given the large number of possible causes, you should see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could upper body aching (shoulder, neck, upper back, collar bone, chest muscles) be caused by repeatedly laying/sitting awkwardly as I know I do this?

Could upper body aching (shoulder, neck, upper back, collar bone, chest muscles) be caused by repeatedly laying/sitting awkwardly as I know I do this?

Perhaps but more: This needs to be clarified as to whether there are other medical issues that could be causing the symptoms. This type of widespread discomfort we see in Fibromyalgia but there may be mechanical issues or other things I need to be considered. You need to see your physician to get clarification ...Read more

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L shoulder&blade pain, slight tingly feeling down arm, popping/grinding feeling when moving shoulder. Sore upper back when moving chin to chest.?

Pinched nerve: What you are describing is a pic he'd nerve in your neck. Best to see your doctor and may need a referral to a spine doctor, neurologist or pain doctor ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more

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What's wrong? Symptoms: 1) can't lay on my front without ache 2) lightheaded 3) sharp chest pain every no and then 4) lower back ache

What's wrong? Symptoms: 1) can't lay on my front without ache 2) lightheaded 3) sharp chest pain every no and then 4) lower back ache

Multiple Aches/Pains: Without further details, it is hard to say. Do you only get light headed when lying prone? Can you trace the onset of these sx to a certain abrupt start date? Clearly, one would want to rule out lung or cardiac or aortic causes of your pain first, and if the sx don't clear very soon, I would see you doctor musculoskeletal-skeletal causes, such as costochondritis may be considered. ...Read more

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Sore upper back left calf. Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago. Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More history needs to be known in order to say for sure if this could be something more serious. If you're really concerned or have other medical problems, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper right side chest pain, accompanied with sweating, an heaviness in breast, neck spasm an low back ache is this anything to worry about?

Upper right side chest pain, accompanied with sweating, an heaviness in breast, neck spasm an low back ache is this anything to worry about?

Wanna See 60???: If you were in the ER right now and said exactly what you just wrote I'd start asking you questions related to your heart and leave the neck spasms and low back for later. I'd be worried about the sweating and ask more questions. I'd be getting an EKG and maybe some blood tests. In other words, I'd meet you there now if I could. But since I can't, just go and meet some nice ER doc there. Now. ...Read more

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Severe chest pain, breast pain and tenderness, headaches/migranes and back ache. Also shooting pains down arm and legs.?

Severe chest pain, breast pain and tenderness, headaches/migranes and back ache. Also shooting pains down arm and legs.?

See a doctor: Severe pain is an alert - a way to get your attention. It says "get this looked into! " It may not be too serious, but w/out proper treatment, it could become worse. I hope you have an exam, follow directions for treatment and feel better soon! ...Read more

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Chest pain every night and upper back pain what causes it? Thanks

Musculoskeletal?: Is most likely but if symptoms persist would recommend talking to your physician. ...Read more

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Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.

Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.

See a doctor: While cancer is a potential cause of pain, it is certainly not the only reason. If you have unexplained pain you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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