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Can Sore Upper Back Muscle Cause Chest Pain
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
PMS: I understand your distress. PMS can cause upper back pain. It can cause trouble focusing on tasks and Anxiety which can lead to shoulder ache and pain. Lack of Vitamin B6, Calcium, or Magnesium in the diet can increase chances of getting PMS. High stress, a lack of exercise, and too much Caffeine can make symptoms worse See Gynecologist for Diagnosis; discuss medications to relieve PMS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the site: of the Back pain; IF its in the upper back (back of the chest, which is the Thoracic Spine) then referred pain come around to the front and cause some chest discomfort. IF its in the lower back, then unlikely, EXCEPT if at the time of the lower back pain, you have another reason for chest discomfort occuring at the same time. Good Luck. ...Read more
See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front of the chest. If the pain in your chest seems to be independent of the back problem, then you need to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes a disc herniation will present as a deep achy pain or sharp pain along the scapula or shoulder blade on the same side as the arm affected which can feel heavy without any neck symptoms. This could also be a heart problem especially if it is affecting the left side. Rarely, a tumor in the top part of the lung on that side can present like this-a pancoast tumor. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
Can muscle tightness cause shooting pain? Non cardiac shooting chest pain sometimes goes downwards into my stomach. Some in upper back as well.
Back trauma?: Shooting pain is often neuropathic pain, which is often associated with a secondary muscle spasm. (cardiac or noncardiac is open until the diagnosis is established!) neuropathic upper back and chest pain does happen (i.e., in thoracic nerve roots disease, aka radiculopathy), although it is not very common. If any history of back trauma, MRI of the thoracic spine may identify the cause. ...Read more
Many things: 30's female bemoans neck & low back pain. Assuming no more than chronic soft tissue problem, absent acuity, urgency & infection, then thought of primary pelvic sacroiliac joint injury; type commonly associated with chronic muscle spasms of contralateral posterior shoulder girdle (trapezius, rhomboids & latissimus dorsi). Rocky pelvis supports tilted spine tower with spastic muscle-cable supports. ...Read more
Left upper abdominal pain with abdominal (spasms?). Neck, shoulder, and collarbone pain, and nausea. What could be causing this?
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