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Is it possible for back pain to radiate to the chest?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Absolutely!

Back pain can radiate to the chest and chest pain to the back.
Causes range from the very dangerous such as aortic dissection, pulmonary embolus to much more benign, such as osteopathic rib dysfunction and other musculoskeletal issues. Other possibilities include shingles, esophageal dysfunction and others. A good doctor can eliminate the more serious conditions and help you figure out the answer.

In brief: Absolutely!

Back pain can radiate to the chest and chest pain to the back.
Causes range from the very dangerous such as aortic dissection, pulmonary embolus to much more benign, such as osteopathic rib dysfunction and other musculoskeletal issues. Other possibilities include shingles, esophageal dysfunction and others. A good doctor can eliminate the more serious conditions and help you figure out the answer.
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