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What causes chest, shoulder and neck pain?

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Posted on Mon, 12 May 2014
Question: constantly fear of having a heart attack hi doctor I'm 26 years old , weight 145 pounds, height 5'7 . I been having fear of a heart attack since I been having chest, shoulder, neck pain for a few months. I did go to the ER multiple times and had ekg, chest x ray, blood work done and all came back normal. No one in my family have a heart diseases. I want to see a cardio specialist to have a stress test or echo cardio test done but I don't know how much it will cost as I don't have health insurance right now and waiting for my medical approval. I live in southern california
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (5 hours later)
Brief Answer: Relax, no worries for heart problem. Detailed Answer: Hi, I went through the query and understood your concern. Be relaxed. As your ekg, chest x ray, blood work normal suggest your heart and vascular system (CVS) is normal. To support this your my family has good health. Cardiac problem at your age is very less in normal active individual. The symptoms of chest, shoulder, neck pain may be due to other conditions like dehydration, general weakness or due to viral infection. Have good hydration, regular exercise and good nutritious food. A NSAID like Ibuprofen or aceclofenac with a muscle relaxant like chlorzoxazone twice daily for 2-3 days with good nutrition and exercise will help you. Hope this information help you. Feel free to ask if you have any further concerns, I will be glad to assist you. Wish you good health. Regards
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What causes chest, shoulder and neck pain?

Brief Answer: Relax, no worries for heart problem. Detailed Answer: Hi, I went through the query and understood your concern. Be relaxed. As your ekg, chest x ray, blood work normal suggest your heart and vascular system (CVS) is normal. To support this your my family has good health. Cardiac problem at your age is very less in normal active individual. The symptoms of chest, shoulder, neck pain may be due to other conditions like dehydration, general weakness or due to viral infection. Have good hydration, regular exercise and good nutritious food. A NSAID like Ibuprofen or aceclofenac with a muscle relaxant like chlorzoxazone twice daily for 2-3 days with good nutrition and exercise will help you. Hope this information help you. Feel free to ask if you have any further concerns, I will be glad to assist you. Wish you good health. Regards