Chest Pain Radiating To The Neck, Shoulders And Back?
Good night doctor, my chest hurts in the middle first then to the right and very painful then the left chest, back, neck, shoulder a little pain. I was given mefenamic acid but there was still no change in the pain. For info on breathing and my heartbeat is normal. I wonder why and what to do? Thank you in advance
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Complaints of chest pain can be caused by various causes so that the treatment also varies according to the exact cause. Chest pain is not always related to the heart but can be outside the heart. Some causes of chest pain include:
Heart problems such as coronary heart disease, myocarditis, pericarditis, heart attacks Lung problems such as pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, lung abscess Digestive problems such as GERD / gastric acid reflux, gallstones Certain psychological problems such as panic attacks, anxiety Trauma such as rib cage, chest bruise To find out the exact cause of course requires a thorough examination ranging from physical examination to supporting examinations such as blood tests, ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiography, lung function, and so on. If the cause is obtained, coronary heart disease therapy will aim to open blood flow to the coronary blockage, if the cause is gastric acid reflux / GERD, the doctor will prescribe a stomach acid remedy.
Some things you can do:
Take care of your diet, avoid high saturated fat Drink plenty of water Regular exercise Enough rest Take care of your body shape to avoid obesity Manage stress well If chest pain comes immediately sit or lie down for rest Avoid excessive physical activity Avoid smoking and alcohol But because there is an outbreak of COVID -19 You should postpone seeing a doctor unless emergency complaints such as persistent chest pain do not go away with rest, chest pain radiating to the back, neck and arms, chest pain accompanied by vomiting or cold sweating.
Stay at home and maximize initial treatment at home before seeing a doctor. Do social distancing by keeping a distance from people around at least 1m. Stay healthy by implementing a clean and healthy lifestyle while staying at home.
That's all, hope it helps.