Suggest treatment for neck and chest pain
1. Neck pain, started on the right side of the neck about 1.5 years back. Recently it started appearing on the left side also. The pain is generally very mild and it is there almost all the time, with changing intensity. Pain increase when I move the neck or when sleeping. Tried Etos and Dolonex. These tablets give temporary relief.
2. Chest pain: This appears when I cough or when the body moves in some particular directions. This is mainly on the left side of the chest and is not there all the time. Pain is very mild, but irritating. Consulted cardiologist, done chest x-ray, ultrasound of chest, and cardiac tests to rule out any heart related issues. All tests were negative. Also tried antacid tablets
1. Are these ignorable or serious issues which need treatment?
2. What you suggest as a next step? Do I need to consult any specialist? If so which specialization for the above issues?
3. Are these related issues? Both the above problems started roughly about 1.5 to 2 years back.
Please refer to the detailed answer below
After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that
1. Your neck pain could probably be due age related cervical spondylitis. You need to get a cervical spine xray done. Also I would like to suggest you to use small flat pillow while sleeping.
2. As all your basic cardiac tests were normal so there is no need to worry for this chest discomfort. As you said it happens when you cough so it could probably be due to some muscle soreness. Just try to keep yourself warm and take good protein diet as it will help the muscles recover.
I don't feel the need of any further investigation as of now.
I hope this information will be helpful.
Dr Bhanu partap
I had undergone CT Angiography for the heart but there were no serious issues in the report. Are you referring to the same test?
Thank you for the prompt reply.
1. Any treatment available for cervical spondylitis? Which specialist to consult for this problem? Does this come under orthopedics?
2. Chest pain: Any tests to find out the root cause, assuming heart is O.K? I want to be 100% sure that this problem can be ignored.
1. Yes, you need to consult an Orthopaedician for this.
2. If you want to be 100% sure then you have to get Angiography done.
I hope this information will answer your query
Dr Bhanu Partap
Yes Sir, that's the test. Then you should relax now as your CT Angiography was also normal. You can ignore that without any issue.
Hope to have been helpful.
Dr. Bhanu Partap
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- Musculoskeletal chest pain treatment
- Suggest treatment for lower chest pain
- What treatment is suggested for anxiety leading to chest pain
- Suggest treatment for chest pain from codtocondritis
- Pleuritic chest pain treatment
- Suggest treatment for chest pain and fainting
- Suggest treatment for fluttering heart with slight chest pain
- Anxiety chest pain treatment
- Experiencing chest pain suggested due to stress treatment
- Suggest treatment for chest pain after bypass surgery
- Is blood pressure of 131/69 a cause for concern?
- Suggest remedies for pain in the left side of the chest
- What does this lipid profile test report indicate?
- What does a calcium level of 135 indicate?
- What causes fluctuations in BP readings?
- What does this ECG report indicate?
- What causes left-sided pain in the chest?
- What causes profuse sweating post a valve replacement heart surgery?
- Suggest treatment for pain in the testicle
- Is Sotalol intake 12 hours after missing a dose advisable?