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Pain radiating to the leg due to pinched nerve. Have herniated disc. Feeling chest tightness and palpitation. Related?

Hi, I have a herniated disc and the pain is radiating down my leg due to a pinched nerve. Aside from that, sometimes I feel tightness in my chest and heart pounding. I couldn't sleep at all last night because my heart was pounding so much and I was worried what was wrong with me. Does it have anything to do with the pinched nerves or is it something completely unrelated?

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Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

There is no relation between the pounding of heart and pinched nerves at the back due to disc herniation.

Disc herniation can explain the radiating pain down your leg.

Heart pounding could be related to anxiety. Or else, we need to exclude a cardiac arrhythmia (rhythm abnormalities of the heart). If your heart symptoms persist, please consult a cardiologist.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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