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Muscle Spasms In Upper Back And Chest
Yes: The upper back muscle spasms can sometimes very quickly radiate around the chest to the front causing a "vise-like" compression sensation with shortness of breath or inability to take a deep breathe ... Usually self-limited in duration lasting several minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Trauma related?: Many possibilities.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?
What can cause muscle tension like muscles in lower back involuntarily flexing, clenching jaw, muscle pain in arm and neck? Also tingling face and arm
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head?mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
Would muscle spasms in shoulder and upper back and shoulder cause stinging pain in neck when i try to stretch , sleep. Dr. : stress and back spasm?
Possibly: Yes it could, but so could other more serious issues like a pinched nerve in the neck. Even if it is a muscle spasm, the more important question is what is the cause for e spasms. Are you over working them or is it compensatory response to a more serious injury in the neck. Bottom line- go get checked out. ...Read more
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 strain/tear: Over working abdominal wall muscles without properly warming them up by stretching them for example before doing multiple long sets of situps will often result in abdominal wall muscle fatigue with resultant abdominal wall muscle spasms. ...Read more
Sounds like it: you don't give your ageso if young would not think the heart unless congenital problem; muscular is sharp pain with movement or touch , heart is deep pressure with numbness radiating to left arm/jaw, can come on with exersize, relief with rest , but if severe comes on with rest ; if smoke or overweight never smoke and lose weight slowly , if strained muscle use excedrin[generic cheap at walmart , ...Read more
Can muscle tightness cause shooting pain? Non cardiac shooting chest pain sometimes goes downwards into my stomach. Some in upper back as well.
Back trauma?: Shooting pain is often neuropathic pain, which is often associated with a secondary muscle spasm. (cardiac or noncardiac is open until the diagnosis is established!) neuropathic upper back and chest pain does happen (i.e., in thoracic nerve roots disease, aka radiculopathy), although it is not very common. If any history of back trauma, MRI of the thoracic spine may identify the cause. ...Read more
Probable Rib Problem: This description is most often seen in my practice when a patient has a rib that has gotten locked-down in front.Usually, ribs rise with inhalation or with stretching.If something causes them to stop moving upward, pain in both front and back usually occur.Osteopathic hands-on exam can often find the culprit which can then be relieved with manipulation of the rib (or, sometimes vertebra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can upper back problems cause refered pain to shoulders, ribs and arms with pins and needles and slight heaviness in chest?
Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.
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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