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How does chest pain relate to fibromyalgia?

How does chest pain relate to fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia Pain: There is some chest wall pain with fibromyalgia. There are 2 tender points below the 2nd rib close to the breast bone on each side. These are not related to chest pain due to the heart, gall bladder or stomach/esophagus. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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How can I tell if chest pain is related to anxiety?

How can I tell if chest pain is related to anxiety?

Excellent question!: Doctors will look at your age, general physical condition, medical history and family history...Listen carefully to how you describe the pain, in your own words, ask you about other symptoms, sources of stress and whether or not you fear some future event or situation...Examine you, review your labs and then go over the probability that your chest pain results from anxiety. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause your chest to hurt?

Does anxiety cause your chest to hurt?

Anxiety and others: Anxiety can most definitely cause chest pain, particularly as anxiety severity begins approaching "panic-level". This is caused by the effects of adrenaline, hyperventilation, and increased muscle tension. However, these symptoms can also be caused by "true" heart/cardiovascular problems. For this reason, symptoms should be discussed with your physician to rule out any underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?

Does extreme stress and anxiety cause heart pain? Can you tell the difference between heart pain and chest pain?

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), muscle problems, or anxiety to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. At your age it is unlikely serious but should see a doctor if things persist. ...Read more

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Dull lower right back pain. How to tell whether muscle or spine related?

Dull lower right back pain. How to tell whether muscle or spine related?

Low back: usually muscular and will resolve with time. Symptoms that cause sharp pain or pain that radiates require further attention ...Read more

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How do they diagnose fibromyalgia What type of doctor treats this condition. Have neck, shoulder, low back pain and left foot pain ?

How do they diagnose fibromyalgia
What type of doctor treats this condition. Have neck, shoulder,
low back pain and left foot pain


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Symptoms: Please start with a visit to your primary doctor. You will be examined and lab studies done. You might also be referred to a specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How does one tell the difference between cardiac chest pain and non-cardiac chest pain, i.E.--anxiety related, cardio phobic pain?

How does one tell the difference between cardiac chest pain and non-cardiac chest pain, i.E.--anxiety related, cardio phobic pain?

Cardiac vs anxiety: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but i don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis. Can you explain what's going

How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but i don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis.  Can you explain what's going

See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica or sacra-iliac in origin. Pelvic congestion syndrome can mimic sciatica occasionally but it is typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning everything else has been ruled out first. ...Read more

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How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

TMJ: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes from your sarcoidosis could be causing the pain or salivary gland inflammation from your sarcoidosis could be another cause. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to help/cure muscular pain in the lower back?

Low back pain: Most likely you are experiencing musculoskeletal strain in your lower back. Applying a heating pad to your back may be of benefit. Also, taking Ibuprofen or Naproxen for a short time may be beneficial. I discourage lifting objects over 20 pounds. If your symptoms persist or worsen after a couple of weeks, i would recommend that you see your primary care physician or neurologist. ...Read more

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What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling? Duration is 4 months. Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

Chest pain : An ekg does not rule out coronary artery disease. Stress test may reveal coronary artery disease. If stress test is negative and you continue to have chest tightness, coronary angiography is necessary to rule in or rule out coronary disease. ...Read more

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What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the pain associated with scoliosis?

What can I do to address the pain associated with scoliosis?

Shouldn't be painful: Scoliosis in a young population typically is not painful. However if you have adult degenerative scoliosis, and that may be painful. Either way, you should see an orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if parametric pressure causes pain flare ups in chronic pain sufferers?

What does it mean if parametric pressure causes pain flare ups in chronic pain sufferers?

Yes: Changes in barometric pressure affect baroreceptors (located throughout the body) and trigger pain. The barometric pressure is always changing. However, it is the rate of change that is most associated with pain. So another words when the thunderstorm comes through it is before the storm actually hits that the pain is the worst once the storm actually starts the pressures already changed. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

Chest pain.: Honestly, sometimes hard to tell. There's a significant amount of overlap symptom-wise. Heart-related pain can hurt when you press your chest, and muscular pains can happen with walking. Sometimes a good evaluation and directed testing are necessary just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Gerd: Sounds like you already have a diagnosis of GERD. Yes you can have pain here due to this. you should follow up and likely need a scope of your stomach to further evaluate your stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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How to help with neck pain that causes migraines without drugs ?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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How does spine sublexation work to cause most types of musculoskeletal pain?

Muscle pulls: Subluxation causes pulling of the muscles attached to the spine. A good, gentle chiropractor can make a world of difference for this problem. ...Read more

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Will my siatica cause me to have abdominal pain as well?

Will my siatica cause me to have abdominal pain as well?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back or abdominal area. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more