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How to relieve gas in chest and back ?

How to relieve gas in chest and back ?

Gas: Really need to describe your symptoms and what you are experiencing. Diagnosis stems from detailed history focused details. As detective ask why what where and when. Word dizzy has plethora of symptomsof what pt calls dizzy but doesn't match word, l must be detailed and specific. ...Read more

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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is the feeling of a "squeezing" or a pressure in the chest. Sometimes there is an associated breathing difficulty. There are numerous potential causes. Heart attack, angina, pericarditis, chest wall pain, heart rhythm condition, esophagus spasm, lung condition are ...Read more


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How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

Try these: Apply warm packs application, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies), exercise your jaw ( up & down movement) may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

How to get rid of chest tightness and pain from anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: Itself to decrease these symptoms. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more

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Can abdominal pain cause you to feel tightness in your chest?

Can abdominal pain cause you to feel tightness in your chest?

Sure: Acid from stomach can commonly be misunderstood by the body if it flows backwards into lower esophagus. Consider antacids, not reclining after eating, cold water to dilute the acid, and a visit to a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

What is the best way to relieve chest tightness from asthma?

Your meds: Albuterol or other short acting bronchodilators temporarily and inhaled steroids for maintenance and, if needed, oral steroids acutely for severe flares. ...Read more

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How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

How can I get over the chest pain in anxiety?

Treat the anxiety: If your chest pain has been worked up for cardiac pain and all tests were ok, the natural conclusion is to work on your anxiety. You may not be able to do it by yourself. Please seek help. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness in the chest and throat?

What can cause tightness in the chest and throat?

Stress or anxiety: It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

How to relieve daily tension in neck and upper back?

Physical therapy.: I would recommend getting into a physical therapy program. A massage at least twice a month will do a lot to help you. Try some meditation. Stress reduction techniques are essential. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right back and chest. What can I take to alleviate the pain?

Pain in upper right back and chest. What can I take to alleviate the pain?

First: Find out the cause by seeing your physician for an exam. Masking pain with pain killers doesn't solve the problem. If it's chest wall pain, however it may respond to nsaids, but you can't diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Moist heat: And anti-inflammatory medications, you to use for few days. Also find out the reason for that tense muscles and take of it. ...Read more

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How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

How to relieve muscle pain and tension due to anxiety and stress? I feel it more in front of neck, chest, and lower back

Address your stress!: To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve chronic "crick in the neck" and pain between shoulder blades?

How can I relieve chronic "crick in the neck" and pain between shoulder blades?

Ibuprofen: You have neck pain. Try changing out your pillows. Try Ibuprofen for a week to block the pain then see if it works. Sometimes a muscle relaxant is required. As always make sure you are exercising and eating a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over neck, chest and arms angina pain from stenosis ?

Chest pain: The pain you describe is far more likely to be musculoskeletal caused pain than myocardial ischemia(angina pectoris). Work with your doctor for proper diagnosis of your problem and treatment of it. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

What can I do to relieve chest pain and back ache at home?

See PCP: It is important not to ignore chest. Every organ and tissue in the chest cavity can be a source of the pain. A proper diagnosis is essential in preparing a proper treatment plan. The pcp will also evaluate the lower back and determine the cause. Your pcp will determine if a home treatment protocol is appropriate or if she/he should refer you to the proper specialties. ...Read more

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How high up can gas get trapped to cause pains in torso/chest area? Best fast relief?

How high up can gas get trapped to cause pains in torso/chest area? Best fast relief?

Might not be Gas.: If you are having chest pressure or pain you should see a doctor immediately. Anginal symptoms can be misleading and are best evaluated by a medical professional in person. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more