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Doctor insights on: Vagus Nerve Chest Pain

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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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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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I have strong pains once in year . it is a spasm . my back hurts i feel the pain in chest and in stomach also. could it be vagus nerve?

I have strong pains once in year . it is a spasm . my back hurts i feel the pain in chest and in stomach also. could it be vagus nerve?

Yes and no: Yes muscle spasm could cause a variety of symptoms to a different part of the body that the only thing they have in common is muscle. No it is not the vagus nerve , the vagus nerve does not affect the skeletal muscle only the visceral muscle. ...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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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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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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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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My sugar lvl 5.1,cholesterol 5.4,bp 144/81..ecg and echo 6 times..but always feel tremble and unsteadiness while walking.chest pain.is it nerve prob?

Atypical chest pain: It could be anxiety/nerves. What is your blood pressure when standing? Non heart causes of chest pain include caffeine, medications, thyroid abnormalities, gastric reflux, H.pylori infection, rarely pheochromcytoma and carcinoids(most these have blood tests). Try a trial of antacid/omeprazole ,avoid caffeine, follow with a doctor ...Read more

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Day one: root canal on right(removed the nerve) day two: right arm and chest pain and heaviness day three: pain in right hip, are all these connected?

Day one: root canal on right(removed the nerve) day two: right arm and chest pain and heaviness day three: pain in right hip, are all these connected?

Arm and chest pain: It's important that you seek medical attention right away to rule out any systemic issues. It's hard to say if it's related to the root canal treatment since I don't know the details of your case but it could just be a coincidence in timing. ...Read more

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Is it possible i've damaged my nerves on one side of my body? I'm feeling joint pains, dizziness, tremors, chest pain just on the one side

One sided: Yes it is possible, and it may be a sign of something serious so to be sure you should see your dr asap as this is not a normal occurance. ...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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Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Shooting pain in left arm for 2 days. No chest pain. What could this be, other than a pinched nerve? Could it be sign of heart disease?

Not likely heart: Shooting pain is most often associated with a nerve problem, as you suggested. It is rare to find heart problems in your age group, and shooting pains rarely reflect heart disease in any patient group. So a cardiac cause is most unlikely. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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