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Friday, May 24, 2013
Spine and Back Health
Pinched nerve - chest pain
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain in the chest muscle area? Can it also be related to stomach cramps?
Typically, a pinched nerve in the neck will send pain into the arms. Pinched nerves in the thoracic (rib cage) area send pain into the chest.
Stomach cramps may or may not be related.
You should have a physician examine you because chest and stomach pain may be a sign of a heart attack.
Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University