Can tight muscles in shoulders and back cause chest pain?

chest pain. Musculoskeletal causes can be associated with chest pain especially intercostal muscle spasm. The pains of this type are exacerbated by breathing motions of the chest wall.

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Sever crushing chest pain from shoulder to shoulder pain in arms and arm muscles tighten to point can't move them last about 5 minutes tired after?

Go to ER NOW! Although your age speaks against it, you absolutely need to rule out heart ischemia or pending heart attack. Go to the er now! if workup negative, they can tell if is more muscular in nature. Read more...

What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain.You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician. Read more...

Can Upper back/shoulder muscle pain cause chest pain? Been 4 days. I've had an ECG & cardio blood test which was fine. What to do to feel better?

Continue follow up. It ultimately comes down to obtaining the accurate diagnosis. It is good that your initial cardiac workup has been negative. I would encourage you to continue with your followup to make sure it is diagnosed and treated; still multiple possibilities. Read more...

Can muscle tightness cause shooting pain? Non cardiac shooting chest pain sometimes goes downwards into my stomach. Some in upper back as well.

Back trauma? Shooting pain is often neuropathic pain, which is often associated with a secondary muscle spasm. (cardiac or noncardiac is open until the diagnosis is established!) neuropathic upper back and chest pain does happen (i.e., in thoracic nerve roots disease, aka radiculopathy), although it is not very common. If any history of back trauma, MRI of the thoracic spine may identify the cause. Read more...

Chest pains localized Left side top of breast. Worse when pushed on. Shoulder sore and tight muscles around shoulder. Cardiac?

Doubt cardiac. You will need in an evaluation but my first diagnosis is chest wall pain also known as costochondritis or teitze's syndrome other possibilities could be shoulder bursitis or tendinitis or combination of both. See your physician for confirmation. Read more...

A sharp pain for 30 secs or so, like muscle spasm, extending from left chest to left shoulder and neck. Same muscle tightness taking deep breaths 30 mins after the initial pain, should I worry?

You are young. Of course, people tend to worry about left chest pain being cardiac in origin. This would not be common at your age (but not impossible). In broad overview, sharp, short pains are less often of serious cause unless pain is quite severe and/or associated with other abnormalities. Ultimately, cannot diagnose this way; so, if concerned then have it evaluated. Read more...