Why does my back pain radiate to my chest?
Herniated disc This is called a herniated disc. The herniated disc can sometimes press on or pinch nearby nerves, causing pain to occur. A pinched nerve in the neck or upper back can cause pain in the back that radiates to the chest and can mimic heart disease pain.
Can upper back pain mimic a heart attack?
Women are more likely to experience subtler heart attack symptoms, such as pain in the upper back. Upper back pain can be a sign of a heart attack, especially in women.
What are the symptoms of upper back and chest pain?
Pain that spreads into the neck and/or arm, which can range from dull to sharp, and could be accompanied by tingling, numbness, and/or weakness Sometimes upper back and chest pain alleviates with rest or avoiding specific activities, but not always.
What causes pain in the upper back area?
Burning, sharp, or electric-like pain that may worsen with movement, possibly radiating pain along a rib from the upper back to the chest area Stiffness in the shoulder, chest, and/or upper back due to pain or muscle tightness, which can reduce the ability to perform basic tasks, such as getting dressed or driving
Why does my back and chest hurt when I Lay Down?
Pain when lying down or at rest. Chest and back pain that occurs while lying down or at rest may be a symptom of one of the following conditions. Gastrointestinal reflux disease
Why does my back and chest hurt when I swallow?
In some cases, you may feel pain when you swallow. Causes of chest and back pain that can cause pain while swallowing include pericarditis and aortic aneurysm, if the aneurysm is pressing on the esophagus. Why do I feel pain while lying down?
What causes pain from back to chest?
If the nerve goes to the lungs or the heart, back and chest pain will occur and it can become very serious. Some of the other causes of back and chest pain are severe muscle strain in the back leading to sympathetic pain to develop in the chest area.
Can back pain sometimes radiate to the chest?
As the spine eventually starts to degenerate with age, one or more intervertebral foramina (bony openings where the spinal nerves exit the spinal canal) may become smaller, called foraminal stenosis. With less space, a spinal nerve may become compressed or inflamed, causing pain to radiate from the spine in the upper back along a rib to the chest.
Why does my upper back hurts when I Breathe?
Upper back pain while breathing is typically related to a sprained rib, where the rib keys into the side of the spine. Each time you inhale and exhale, the lungs will inflate with air and then empty again.
Can back pain make your chest Hurt also?
It is also possible for a muscle strain in the chest to refer pain to the upper back and vice versa. For example, a strain in an intercostal muscle (muscle between adjacent ribs) can cause a band of pain felt along the rib in both the chest and upper back area. See Upper Back Pain from Intercostal Muscle Strain