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Would Coughing Too Hard Strain A Muscle In The Chest
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Cough on off few days. Today my chest hurt, I tried working out and it was very hard to breathe and there was pain and BPM fast. Pulled muscle? ?
My chest on the left side hurts when i cough i was coughing really hard and on the left side i heard a loud pop. Rite at the rib cage. I can breath. But if itry to cough it hurts really bad just woundering could it be a pulled muscle or something
Chest pain, dizziness, sharp stabbing feeling in my back! when i take a deep breath i cough hard. Could i of pulled a muscle?
See your Dr.: Coughing when you take a breath is usually a sign of irritation of the airways in your lung, also the sharp stabbing pain could be a sign of lung lining irritation. A blood clot in the lung can cause these symptoms especially if you are short of breath muscle spasm in your back can cause some of your symptoms but should not cause dizziness. Get help. ...Read more
Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?
Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more
Usually not, but--: -costchrondritis will mimic a pull muscle, so get 2 B evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Many time injections into the infammed joints will give great results. They R usually done by MD's @ a pain clinic. If all fsils, excision of the joint can be done by a chest surgeon. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Have you seen a therapist? If you have not, they can be a great resource that is relatively inexpensive. They could perform a deep tissue massage coupled with stim and ultrasound that can serve to improve your symptoms. Ice and activity modification along with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory may help as well. Consult your local ortho for eval and prescriptions. ...Read more
Modify activities: Is it work related? If so, can your work be modified to prevent further stress/injury to that area? If it's not work related, try to think of the activity which may be causing it, and try to modify/avoid that. Topical treatments such as aspercreme, capsaicin cream, and voltaren (diclofenac) gel may help. Physical therapy may also be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more
When i twist there is a pain in my chest. Kinds feels like a muscle strain. Could this be, or something else like acid reflux?
Musculoskeletal pain: If pain provoked by twisting, could be just musculoskeletal pain. Press on the area of pain. If pressing reproduces the pain, that could be it. Should respond to Motrin or Naprosyn (naproxen) available over the counter. Acid reflux responds to Tums and is usually related to food intake and obesity. If you have the latter all the time, see a doctor. May need to screen for H Pylori. ...Read more
Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?
If a teenage girl is experiencing chest pain and sharp back pain several times a day and she did not strain her muscles, what could be the problem?
Depending on how: long the symptoms have been there and exactly where the pain is, it could be one of several things. If you are coughing and/or have fever, it could be an infection. I would recommend having your doctor examine you to determine the cause and treat you properly so that you can feel better soon. ...Read more
Yesterday was diagnosed with a strained muscle from coughing, today I've been getting popping feeling & sound in my left lung when breathing, normal?
Bronchitis: Likely an infection that is causing you to cough so hard. You need a partial cough suppressant that makes the cough less harsh but still allows enough to bring up the mucus that is likely what is making the noises in your long. Some of the noise may be from swollen bronchial tubes causing wheezing. You should ask your doctor what to take. May need antibiotic. ...Read more
Having pain in right center breast and top of back had a chest ray good a mamagram good ..could this be a muscle strain?
Could be: Since the MAMMO and the Chest X-ray were normal that is a good sign so far. See your Doc to be safe and they can check your BP and assure it is not atypical Chest pain form your heart with a good History and Physical and possible EKG. If that is all fine too, then most likely this would be Musculoskeletal. Best wishes ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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