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Having pain in upper chest near clavicle. Pain in shoulders and at the base of neck. Took aspirin

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My husband, age 57, just spontaneously began having pain a couple of hours ago, pain in upper chest both side, but nearer clavicle than heart, pain in shoulders above the blades, and at the base of the neck. Pain increases as he breathes in. Has a family history of heart but got a clean XXXXXXX from a cardiologist about months ago. Took aspirin. No relief.
Posted Sun, 10 Nov 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Likely to be muscle spasm.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The pain that you have described is likely to be due to musculoskeletal inflammation or a spasm - This can be diagnosed if the pain increases on specific movements or on direct pressure on the affected area. Such pain can respond to medications like Ibuprofen 400 mg taken three times a day. This generally resolves within a week. ‎He can do a hot fomentation and take a muscle relaxant for an earlier relief.

The symptoms of heart attack include squeezing type of chest pain with sweating and nausea/vomiting.
If you feel the chest discomfort is really troublesome and it could be a heart attack, then do consult your physician for a proper examination and necessary investigations.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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