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Doctor insights on: Thoracic Pain Causes

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Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Which thoracic disc causes stabbing pain in left ribcage?

Varies: It depends on the specific area. Each if the twelve thoracic discs can cause pain that radiates into rib area. ...Read more

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Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Crowding: Pressure on brachial plexus the nerves from the spinal cord to arm become a group of nerves called the brachial plexus it is compressed by a crowding from an extra rib on top of the rib cage 1st rib or extra cervical rib the working theory goes adfitionally vascular compression of brachial artery or vein can produce arm symptoms nerve pain can extend proximal to neck or distal to arm and hand. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal pain

What causes abdominal pain

Abdominal pain: A large text book would not do justice in answering this question. Most common causes worldwide include viral gastroenteritis and constipation. Duration and location of the pain will provide a better answer. ...Read more

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Can multiple cervical herniation cause chest pain or discomfort?

Can multiple cervical herniation cause chest pain or discomfort?

Unlikely: Best to work up chest pain as if you didnt know about the neck a c4 radiculitis can cause neck and shoulder and chest pain that would be disc herniation at c3-4. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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What commonly causes sharp burning pain in left lumbar abdominal region to umbilical region?

What commonly causes sharp burning pain in left lumbar abdominal region to umbilical region?

?stones: Kidney stones can cause those symptoms as can a urinary tract infection. It's important to check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My shoulder pain is persistent. Potential causes?

My shoulder pain is persistent. Potential causes?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Could cervical steonosis cause pain near right shoulder blade?

Yes: Cervical stenosis can cause radiating pain anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder region and into the arm. It could also refer pain down near towards the blade, or there could be concurrent myofascial pain. With proper medication and physical therapy, if there's no neurologic compromise, the symptoms should be controlled. Should see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation near intersection of right acromiom and scapula radiating to deltoid, with lower thoracic spine or scapular pain. Possible causes?

Sounds like a pinch-: Ed nerve in the neck/tspine , causing all your symptoms. Acromion is a part of the scapula, so I am unsure which specific area are you referring to (by calling it the intersection of ac. With scap.)? See an orthopod to be evaluated/investigated, so treatment could be started. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Yes: The muscles are tight as they try to correct the "kink" in your spine. Pain usually gets better after you strengthen these same muscles. Good exercises for that are symmetrical isometric activities - swimming, rowing/rowing machine, bicycle or stationary bike, yoga. Once the muscles are stronger, the asymmetry in the spine may improve or stabilize. ...Read more

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Can thoracic outlet syndrome cause severe chronic pain at the t6 region.?

Unlikely: Thoracic outlet affects lateral neck, shoulder blade, lateral upper chest, and radiates down the arm typically to digits 4 and 5 of the hand, if the neurogenic variety. A more distal variation seems focalized to the lateral chest and armpit, (pectoralis minor). T-6 is too low for tos. Severe pain there is more likely of discogenic origin, if within the spine, or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more

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What causes migraine with spine pain?

What causes migraine with spine pain?

Migraine back pain: Your problem must be long lasting! insomnia-1 + back pain-2 always lead to headache-3. Or in any order in a syndrome together= vicious circle. Cervical spine pain are as much muscles around spine than spine. Pain then irradiates to back of head then up to head. Pain closed to brain leads to insomnia which in the end leads to depression. Very abbreviated answer. ...Read more

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What causes midsternal chest pain?

Many: Most concerning is cardiac pain. Other possibilities include G.I., musculoskeletal. Chest pain should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can first rib fracture cause thoracic outlet syndrome?

Can first rib fracture cause thoracic outlet syndrome?

1st rib fx & TOS: Trauamtic 1st rib fractures can contribute to TOS especially when there is a non-union (fracture pieces do not heal back together as one unit. Pieces press on vessels & nerves). Hemorrhage from the fracture into the thoracic outlet can also contribute to TOS (compression of vessels & nerves by blood). ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

Can scoliosis cause upper abdominal pain?

It is unlikely.: Idiopathic scoliosis tends to be a painless condition. Large curves may cause back pain. It is very unusual for scoliosis to cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc at c5/c6 with radiating pain left upper arm/forearm could this also cause referred pain to thoracic facet joint area?.

I have a bulging disc at c5/c6 with radiating pain left upper arm/forearm could this also cause referred pain to thoracic facet joint area?.

Dermatome: The c5, c6 and t1 share same motor and sensory dermatome that is responsible for upper extremities hence can have pain in upper extremities and uppermostchest and back. ...Read more

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What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

Possibly both: After a resection surgery you can have scar tissue that develops and pulls on the fascia and musculature disrupting either muscle function or nerves as the brachial plexus is right through this area. If it is between your shoulder blades, you may be looking at a long thoracic nerve issue or rhomboid dysfunction. A trial of PT would help delineate. Best of luck! ...Read more