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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia.  With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain.  My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Why does my chest ache when i lie on my side?

Why does my chest ache when i lie on my side?

Need neck and hip: support. If either isn't present, you're putting too much pressure on your rib cage that shouldn't otherwise be there and your entire chest. When on your side your neck should remain in complete neutral position w/ your spine and lower back. So no torsional vector forces are placed on your body while you sleep. Get proper cervical support pillow for your neck.May need pillow top mattress pad too. ...Read more

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Why does chest ache intermittently?

Why does chest ache intermittently?

At your age...: That question begs an exam and ekg very soon. There is no simple answer for that on-line. The list of possibilities begins with the potentially life threatening and should not be ignored.. ...Read more

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Lately, I've been having a chest ache, either when I'm laying down or walking certain distances. I'm starting to feel the ache in my back as well.

Lately,  I've been having a chest ache, either when I'm laying down  or walking certain distances. I'm starting to feel the ache in my back as well.

Differential list of: possibilities is huge & few clues were offered. Medicine is not about "all knowing knowledge" or any certainty; issues far too complex. Medicine about huge basic information, theories, strategies, detective work, educated guesses, tests of strategies applied, evaluating the results of the theories & strategies chosen & implemented (to what quantitative degrees) compared with other ongoing issues. ...Read more

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Can your chest ache from muscles? If so what would be an explanation?

YES...: There are a set of muscles in between all of the ribs called the intercostal muscles. These can become fatigued or damaged like any other muscle. It doesn't happen all the time, but is a possibility. Anyone who has ever eaten barbequed ribs knows what these muscles look like. ...Read more

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I have a aching left arm and chest ache. Is this somethin to worry about?

I have a aching left arm and chest ache. Is this somethin to worry about?

See doctor now!!: Aching, heaviness or pressure involving the arms, neck and chest may be symptoms of a heart attack. Please seek medical attention right away for evaluation! do not wait. Heart attacks can occur in 30-year-olds. ...Read more