Can neck pain be a sign of heart trouble?

Can neck pain be a sign of heart trouble?

During a heart attack, your diaphragm (the sheet of muscle below your lungs and heart) and nearby accessory nerve can become irritated causing pain to refer elsewhere including your neck and shoulders. You can also feel pain, aching or discomfort in the neck and upper body without chest pain.

What causes pain in the area above the breast?

An overuse injury causes the pectoralis major muscle fibers or tendons to tear. Common signs and symptoms associated with a pectoral muscle strain include pain in the chest area above the breast, swelling and bruising at the injury site, muscle weakness and problems moving the arm across the body. Costochondritis can cause pain above the breast.

What causes pain in the upper back and neck?

Upper back and neck pain are often due to poor posture and muscle strain. People who are diligent in correcting and maintaining their posture will likely experience a reduction in pain.

Why does my Back Hurt after breast reduction?

Another study found, prior to breast reduction surgery, half of 179 women with size DD breasts or above had almost constant pain their their back, neck or shoulders. ‘Additionally, large breasts can affect the rise and fall of your rib cage, which can affect how much oxygen your lungs are taking in when exercising,’ says Joshi.

Can a back pain be a sign of breast cancer?

Some women may feel back pain in the upper back between the shoulder blades before any other sign of breast cancer reveals itself. The discomfort is usually attributed to muscle pain, inflammation of the spine or stretching the tendon and ligaments in the back.

What does it mean when you have pain above your breast?

If the pain is above your left chest specifically, or extending up to the left shoulder, it may be a condition called pericarditis, according to the Mayo Clinic. This means that the membrane surrounding your heart is inflamed.

When one muscle becomes painful or stiff, other nearby muscles may also become painful in response, such as if they need to work harder. Additionally, tendons, ligaments, or the muscle’s connective tissues (fascia) may become overstretched or inflamed and refer pain to the chest and upper back.

Do you have sharp pain in your left breast?

Hi, I have a left breast sharp pain, it also feels like muscle tightness, it goes under my armpit, down my arm underneath and on top, my neck and jaw, it has now travelled to my back and shoulder bone. This is really frightening me. I had the same problem 3 years ago and i was checked for heart, PE, Angina etc but everything was fine.

Why does my back hurt when I move my breast?

This means, although your breasts are on your front of your body, you can experience pain in your back. ‘The bigger your breasts, the more likely they are to move about and the harder your posterior back muscles have to work in order to balance you while walking or doing exercise,’ says Joshi.