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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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What's the doctor's recommendation to help muscle pain in chest/shoulder area?

What's the doctor's recommendation to help muscle pain in chest/shoulder area?

Stretching and relax: Stretching the involved muscle will contol the pain. Also if you can relax the muscle the generate the pain you will free of the pain. You mihg combine the two techniques. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

Chest pain: New chest pain in a 40+ year old person requires urgent workup. Causes can include pain in the chest wall including muscles and connective tissues. More worrisome causes can include angina and heart disease. You can't always tell the difference by yourself, but your doctor can definitely help you through examination, ekg's, and other lab studies. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Consult a physician: Need more detailed history and work up to diagnose the conditions associated with these symptoms. Many connective tissue disorder and lung conditions can cause these symptoms. More info like duration of symptoms., , history of recent travel, exposure to any chemicals and medication history will be helpful. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

Could be a fracture: Suzy, the answer won't be clear without an x-ray. Your symptoms are consistent with both a bruise and possibly a rib fracture. Pain can be quite severe with a cough or deep inspiration if it is a fracture as the ribs will move considerably with deep breaths. Your risk of fracture depends on your age, sex and height of the fall. Let pain be your guide for seeking doctor evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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How much water should i drink every day? I have scolosis, anxiety, chest pain, muscle pain and I've BMI 35, 181 cm tall and 115 kg

How much water should i drink every day? I have scolosis, anxiety, chest pain, muscle pain and I've BMI 35, 181 cm tall and 115 kg

8x8 then double it..: ...3-4L or up to a gallon (128oz)? But it depends. Too much is not good either (hyponatremia) because it dilutes sodium which can be problematic. Here's an interesting article: http://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-water-should-you-drink-per-day/ ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?

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I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident  burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you are experiencing nerve pain. Before we can say if this bad, we need to know how severe is your conditions. Please see a pain management doctor or spine surgeon, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Blotchy rash in malar pattern along with migrating joint/muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue. rheum says it's not lupus due to bloods. no idea what it is?

Impossible to say: There are many disorders that can present with the symptoms you describe. Does your rheumatologist have any idea what it is? If not, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

Is there any permanent cure for neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm in chest and back? Which is better - drugs or physiotherapy?

See below: Neuromuscular pain and muscle spasm are symptoms and do not describe the cause, therefore it is not possible for me to advise about "cures". You should see a doctor to determine the cause of these symptoms if possible. ...Read more

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Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

Chest pain from anxiety, aching muscles, heart failure or what?

Quality of pain: The answer is the type or quality of pain being felt. The location, severity, onset, precipitating factors etc all can help medical personnel figure out whats going on. Sudden crushing chest pain radiating to the jaw or down an arm is easily distinguishable from a sore rib that hurts when pushed. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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Chest Pain (Definition)

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