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Chest Muscle Spasm
Not usually....: A heart attack occurs when there is a decrease in the blood flow to the heart itself. Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure that can radiate to the jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, etc. Spasms of the chest wall muscles can happen for many reasons, including after a lot of coughing, and is not usually a sign of a heart attack. If you have chest pain, see your doctor or er! ...Read more
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
What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.
I've been depressed for the past 2 weeks (not the first time), have racing thoughts, chest pain,muscle spasms and sleeping troubles. Is this anxiety?
See your pcp: to get checked for chest pain, muscle spasms. Can only say it's from anxiety after medical evaluation has ruled out physical causes. Tell your doctor how you've been feeling, include any meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco use. Ask for referral to a mental health professional if all points to psychological issues. Good you've asked for help here. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I woke up with neck pain and shoulder pain and have had a little big of upper chest pain.Muscle spasm or sprain?
Spasm or strain: Sprain vs strain vs spasm: a sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon. Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lately my arms and legs and hands have been getting numb very easily. Along with chest pain, i get muscle spasms near my heart everyday. What is this?
Over last 3months had many symptom chest pain hands pain muscle spasm and many more now I have constant low back pain and jely leg insomnia brain tumo?
Went to the ER again, they said i'm too young to have blood clots. They said i'm low potassium and that chest pain could be muscle spasm?
The ER is wrong if: If the clinical picture is compatible with a pe then a ct with contrast needs to be done. If your symptoms are not compatible, the er is correct. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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