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Chest pain and pinching

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I am a 32 year old female. I have been experiencing chest pain for a while now. I also get this pinching type feelingright below my collar bone on both sides and in my right arm and shoulder. I saw a cardiologists a couple months ago and they did an ekg, stress test, ultrasound, and holter monitor. All of which came back good. My blood pressure stays around 120/79. I cannot figure out who to see. I have been to the emergency room a few times and they say it is muskoskeletal. I has been getting worse and more frequent. Can u help?


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replied February 5th, 2010
Chest Pain Answer A9775
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since the cardiac profile has come out clear so this pain can be due to musculoskeletal symptoms or pinched nerve. The other possibility is of costochondritis or brachial neuritis. Brachial neuritis is due to the involvement of the group of nerves exiting from the spinal vertebrae, called the “Brachial Plexus”. Secondly,it can be due to spasticity of the trapezius and underlying smaller muscles. The spasticity of the muscles can be brought on by overuse or trauma to the muscle.

Try an anti-inflammatory medicine to relieve the pain. Heat compresses may also help. If the symptoms persist then please get evaluated for all these possibilities from a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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