Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: But further evaluation would be the best idea. ...Read more
Hey, is this free to get answers regarding a question for a mild chest ache? I've been having it for about a week and don't have insurance to see a do
Yes,more info please: Yes, it's free, but it would help us to know more about your ache. Most chest pain is unrelated to the heart but related to muscles/connective tissue. This is likely if the pain is related to motion, position, breathing and/or is sore to the touch. Problems with the lining of the lungs (the pleura) or esophagus can cause it too. See http://www.freeclinics.com/cit/mo-st_louis for low-cost clinics. ...Read more
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
Ache on left top chest only when breathing deeply from chest
The deeper, the more noticeable chest ache
Fine with diaphram breathing
No other symptoms?
Probably muscular: Probably musculoskeletal pain, due to muscle tightness or strain. Could also be a more severe cause of inflammation in the lung sometimes issues like blood clot however if not having shortness of breath I would try stretching and icing the affected area. If no relief, I would recommend following up with your primary care physician to rule out something more serious. ...Read more
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