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Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Overview)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation)


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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
155 Doctors shared insights

Chest Wall Pain (Overview)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which isn't reproducible with palpation)


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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can chest wall pain wake You up from sleep frim sleep and cause me to be short of breath like a panic attack had Ekg ECG x Ray all fine and blood test?

Can chest wall pain wake You up from sleep frim sleep and cause me to be short of breath like a panic attack had Ekg ECG x Ray all fine and blood test?

Night terror: If your having chestpain waking you up from sleep with negative cardiac work up, need to see your psychiatriast to ensure adequate management of your anxiety/ panic attacks ...Read more

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What are the tests for chest wall pain?

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block.
This usually address most of the issues. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

What do I need to tell my fiance about my future health? I have chest wall pain.

Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is going on. Aside from that it will have no impact on life expectancy or "serious" events. ...Read more

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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

I have been having severe chest pain, and I have been to ER 4 times. It is chest wall pain. What can be causing it and how can I treat it?

NSAIDS: If you have been evaluated and is is not felt to bt heart related, but chest wall related, you should see your doctor who can order strong antiinflammatory agents that might help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Can anyone tell me how to cure chest wall pain that I am having?

Depends on the cause: Many things can cause chest pain. You need to see your doctor for a good history and exam to sort this out. ...Read more

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How to prevent chest wall pain.

1st, sort out basis: Chest wall pain: many origins; commonly recognized include: skin, intercostal muscles, cartilage (connecting ribs to ribs & ribs to sternum), pleuritic (chest wall inner lining and/or lining of lung surfaces), bone, esophagus, heart and/or within the lungs, & the list goes on. Step 1: learn the anatomy. & 2. Work on seeing what either induces or more clearly: what changes the pain, when present. ...Read more

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Chest wall pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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