• question-icon

    What causes pain in larynx and chest while breathing?

default
Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: When I woke up this morning I couldn't take a deep breath without major pain just below my XXXXXXX apple and above my chest plate.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be a problem with Cervical Spine..Needs evaluation by Orthopedist!

Detailed Answer:
I warmly Welcome you!

Thanks for the consult and trust in HCM. I have carefully worked through your case and can well realize your health worries.

It is really a painful morning and I feel sorry for the discomfort. There is a dire need for an evaluation by an Orthopedist who is the personnel trained to screen the causes for this pain.

There are many possibilities that your physician will screen and rule out after careful physical examination and assessment, and some diagnostics including an MRI of the Cervical spine.

Probable causes may be:-
Sprain and strain that is damage to the muscles and joints of the neck. Tendon, and ligaments wear and tear may also be involved. These are all age related changes and common in cervical area. Cervical Spondylitis is a term used here to describe these issues.

Subacute thyroiditis is a painful condition of thyroid gland infection causin same symptoms as you felt. It is not so common though.

Muscular spasm is also a cause. It is noteworthy to see which Bed cushion was used that night. High pillows also cause neck stiffness that is painful on the neck muscles when getting up in morning.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis are some other diseases that cause pain and discomfort in neck.

Lymph nodal swelling due to infection of the base/floor of mouth may also present the same way as you felt.

Your Physician will need to rule out all causes of infection, tumor of the throat etc.

Hope it helps. Please feel free to contact me anytime directly from my profile if you need further assistance.

Regards!
DR.HANIF

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Muhammad Hanif

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 2369 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Cervical spondylitis

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor,My wife 29yrs old ,when ever she looks up she gets driziness and also while waking up from the bed.She experience severe pain from back...

doctor1 MD

A little background: I have lower blood pressure, am 61 years old and live a sedentary lifestyle during the week and walk on the weekends. I have...

doctor1 MD

My wife, age 50, is experiencing chills , and severe shoulder and neck pain . Heart rate at 72. Arm has been hurting for 7 days. Could this be a...

doctor1 MD

Sir, I am suffering from cervical spondylitis whose symtoms are pain in neck and also pain and sensation in my right shoulder and right arm. My...

doctor1 MD

Doctor, I, 65 years male, am having cervical spondylitis and lower back pain for past 30 years and osteo arthriitis ofboth knees. I didnt take much...

doctor1 MD

I have been suffering from acute lower back pain since a week, went to an ortho and was prescribed aceclofenac 200 mg, multivitamin alpha lipoic...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

148 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Muhammad Hanif
  • Q - Suggest treatment for indigestion and gastric problem

  • Q - What causes red patch on glans penis?

  • Q - What causes swelling in ankles and foot?

  • Q - Suggest remedy for pain in testicles

  • Q - What does my lab test report indicate?

  • Q - What does my urine analysis test report indicate?

  • Q - What causes blood in urine with flank pain?

  • Q - Suggest remedy for rashes on penis

  • Q - Suggest remedy for kyphosis

  • Q - Suggest treatment for pain and pulled muscle in lower back

backtotop2