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Doctor insights on: Pacemaker Chest Pain Nerve Musculoskeletal Related

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I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

Maybe - Be careful: Any person having a pacemaker by definition has an underlying heart condition. Chest pain in any adult should be treated as a potentially serious symptom, never to be ignored. Never assume a cause for any chest pain, it must be looked into by your cardiologist. While some patients with pacemakers can have muscle or nerve pain, in many others the chest pain may indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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A patient presented to the ER with chest pain and has a ventricular pacemaker. Probable causes?

A patient presented to the ER with chest pain and has a ventricular pacemaker. Probable causes?

Heart disease: The pacemaker is likely not the cause or contributor to the chest pain--it is likely heart disease (which the pacemaker is a marker of). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Usual: Usually starts with history taking and physical examination, chest x-ray, ekg. Depending on findings and clinical impression, further testing may be done. ...Read more

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My mother got a pacemaker in February 2016. She is having chest pain (about 5-8 minutes) on a daily bases. Doctor said it is nothing. Is it?

There are some: Reasons that a patient could have chest pain following a pacemaker implantation. Lead perforation, pericardial inflammation, higher heart rate resulting in Angina. Intermittent chest pain would be less likely to be serious but still concerning. If her doctor says it is nothing perhaps you should seek a second opinion. Unfortunately this is not something that lends itself to internet evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a wire came off of my pacemaker/defib. And I am having right sided chest pain could it be my heart?

Can you tell me if a wire came off of my pacemaker/defib. And I am having right sided chest pain could it be my heart?

Pacemaker/defibprob?: Wire "coming out" of a pacemaker/defibrillator is not common. If you are having a problem with yhour implanted device you need to see your cardiologist as soon possible who can arrange for your device to be interrogated. At sucvh visit other causes of your right chest pain can be evaluated. Please do NOT delay this doctor visit. ...Read more

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What can cause new musculoskeletal, non-cardiac chest pain and l. Arm and underarm nerve tingling in healthy subjects? Recommended tests?

Nerve pain: Irritation of the brachial plexus (the nerves that come together and then branch to go to the arm) can cause these symptoms. Overuse, carrying a backpack, trauma are common causes. Less common are inflammation of the nerves or compression of the nerves. I'd recommend starting with a nerve conduction study (EMG) and then further testing would be based on those results. ...Read more

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Could my non-cardiac, non-musculoskeletal chest pain be caused by overactive cortisol?

No: However, rarely a lung tumor, which can cause chest pain can cause overactive cortisol. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?

Absolutely: Coughing and sneezing both depend upon forceful small muscle contractions in the chest wall. It is typical for these to exacerbate musculoskeletal chest pain. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Is it musculoskeletal problem if I've left chest pain that's quite localised n when I press on the last right ribs it's like bruise. Had been coughing.

Mgt: You may have strained musculature due to the cough. If the cough is resolved and the pain persists or is associated with other symptoms, I would recommend a chest radiograph and PCP visit.
In the meantime, please apply a heating pad to the area. ...Read more

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Chest pain accompanied by back pain that worsen when pressed and changes of certain position. Related to the heart? Or more of a musculoskeletal thing?

Chest pain: Always needs to be evaluated by your doctor. If he/she rules out heart problems who w/the doc to resolve whatever it is, e.g, musculoskeletal or anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best type (genre/specialty) of doctor to see for help in resolving non-cardiac chest pain due to musculoskeletal or tension issues?

General doctor: See your general doctor. You don't need a specialist for that. The pain will go away soon. If it recurs and it's again due to tension, you may need to discuss this with a psychiatrist - to manage stress in your life. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some supplements to help heal non-cardiac chest pain? Been dx'd with fibromyalgia, costochondritis & musculoskeletal pain...

Can you please recommend some supplements to help heal non-cardiac chest pain? Been dx'd with fibromyalgia, costochondritis & musculoskeletal pain...

Anti-inflammatory: It's not just supplements, but your diet needs to be a non-processed one with plenty of anti-oxidant fruits and veggies, and whole grains. Get rid of fried foods and polyunsaturated oils -- use healthy fats like extra-virgin olive oil instead. Turmeric and ginger are good spices to use. Can supplement with magnesium & calcium to relax & maintain nerves & muscles. Boswellia may help also. ...Read more

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Recommendations on an online site that could show me exercises/stretches 2 do for muskuloskeletal chest pain due 2 tension/poor posture/fibromyalgia?

Recommendations on an online site that could show me exercises/stretches 2 do for muskuloskeletal chest pain due 2 tension/poor posture/fibromyalgia?

Video: Http://www. Ehow. Com/video_7288324_posture-exercises-chest-pain. Html. If you can't load it, look at ehow mom, melody schoenfeld. Poor posture in women sometimes starts during puberty with breast shyness so give yourself time; don't rush it. Both sexes tend to hunch forward during stress so addressing stress is equally important to chest wall exercises. ...Read more

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Is a musculosketal pain a type of chest pain caused by anxiety?

Is a musculosketal pain a type of chest pain caused by anxiety?

Possible: Musculoskeletal pain can be a source of atypical chest pain. Atypical chest pain can certainly be triggered by anxiety. However, you should still see a doctor for evaluation if you never have chest pain before. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Chest pain left side. Vitals ok, no symptoms other than aching pain on chest. Comes and goes past few hours. What is it? Musculosketal or cardio?

Mgt: It could be either, but if it is reproduced by pressing on the area of pain, it is more likely to be muscular. If you have no history of illness, including cardiac disease and no family history of cardiac issues, then muscular would be more common in your age group.
A heating pad or ibuprofen may help to alleviate the pain.
A virtual appt can be made online to follow up. ...Read more

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25yo chest pain and upper back pain doctor thinks it's muscleoskeletal. 3ekgs and blood work all normal. How long can muscleoskeletal pain last?

Physical therapy: In a young person without any medical problems, the most likely explanation is musculoskeletal pain. This in particular if there is any history of injury or excessive strain or use of the upper body muscles. If the discomfort improves with heat/massage/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents-this also points towards musculoskeletal strain. Often physical therapy may help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

What causes chest pain, sharp, stinging nerve-like pain in upper left chest extending to abdomen? Brief but strong, occurring over last 3 days?

Causes and mechanism: Many potential causes of such symptoms but the same mechanism --
when the chest pain is sharp and fleeting, stinging or electrifying, can be at varying intensities -- it is caused by irritation of the nervous network in the chest wall. The nervous system is rather like the body's own electrical system -- so the sensation is indeed electrifying.
The most common cause is a simple chest wall strain. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

Yes: Relatively rarely, a lower cervical radiculopathy can present with chest pain. Obviously, one would want to do a thorough workup of the much more common and worrisome cardiopulmonary causes of chest pain first. I do have a few patients that have had multiple cardiac workups that were negative and only got relief after neck surgery. ...Read more

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Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Can you have chest pain due to nerves or mmuscle just by pressing down on my sternum?

Muscle pain??: If you can reporduce chest pain by pressing its probably musculoskeletal ilke costochondritis, Ibuprofen should help, if no improvement in 1-2 days would go to er. ...Read more

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Causes of nerve like chest pain, stinging, in left upper chest extending to abdomen, brief but several episodes over last few days. I have mr & tr.?

Vague symptoms: Suggest to see your doctor for a full work up. Cannot guess what it could be based on your symptoms. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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