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Pacemaker Chest Pain Nerve 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
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
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
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
What to do if I have a pacemaker for tachy brady (sick sinus syndrome) What to do if I have had wierd episodes of chest pain headaches,?
Unrelated: Those symptoms are not related to your pacemaker. You need to be checked out just like someone who doesn't have a pacemaker. ...Read more
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
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
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
21 y/o female pacemaker implanted 8 mos ago, I have chest pains off and on at least 10 times a month, usually at night. They range from 10 min-1 hour?
Pacers: Pacers don't cause pain unless something is wrong. You may be feeling the pacing or something else. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more
I suffer with musculoskeletal chest pain is it normal for it to hurt in my chest when I sneeze or cough?
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.
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?
Is there a musculoskeletal disorder that causes neck, back, and chest pain along with numbness in all 4 limbs?
Pain: There are several possibilities, you should see a dr. For diagnosis and treatment as needed. ...Read more
Would acupuncture help with musculoskeletal pain in the chest? As suffer with non cardiac chest pain, all tests clear. Thankyou
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
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
I have chest pain. Center and deep. 2/10 pain. 2 months. Diagnosed as muskuloskeletal initially. Now extends down to inner bicep and wrist.?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I have a pinched nerve on upper left back that gives my left arm &chest pain but somedays I feel small pains &somedays I don'tfeel it is that possible?
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
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