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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


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Will you feel pain if you receive a hit in the chest where the vagus nerve stimulator is?

Will you feel pain if you receive a hit in the chest where the vagus nerve stimulator is?

Yes: The device and tissues covering it would could be inured by a hit to the chest and would hurt. ...Read more

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Can the vagus nerve be damaged from choking on pill(i have stomach trouble afterwards and pain in chest)?

Can the vagus nerve be damaged from choking on pill(i have stomach trouble afterwards and pain in chest)?

Choking: It is very doubtful that choking on a pill would damage the vagus nerve. But, it can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus and, i would imagine possibly cause some irritation tot he muscles in your chest or abdomen if you had to strain to get this pill swallowed after your choking episode. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in neck cause chest pain?

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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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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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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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

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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Chest Tightness (Definition)

Chest tightness is a squeezing sensation or sense of heaviness within the chest. If this sensation occurs in response to the heart not receiving enough blood, it ...Read more


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