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What could cause recurrent left-sided chest pain every morning along with intermittent muscle spasms in the arm?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
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I had left chest pain along with upper left back on XXXXXXX 9th on morning wake up, more or like a muscle pain due to wrong posture but pain is still there even after 3 weeks, though it has reduced after prescribed muscle relaxants by physician. Chest pain accumulates specially on morning or being in wrong/straight posture for continues minutes. I got my ECG done as well & it came normal, attaching it. Since 3 days, I have developed mild sensations, tindering in left upper arm which goes off once I rest my arm but develops again as soon as I move & remain there for a few mins. and then comes & goes.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get evaluated

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have gone through your question and report and understand your concern.
The symptoms are suggestive of muscle spasm associated with cervical radiculopathy.
The ecg is showing poor R wave progression and needs an evaluation by a cardiologist.
Pain killer with muscle relaxant can be taken at present.
Pregabalin, Gabapentin or amitriptyline can also be used.
Local pain reliever ointment helps too.
Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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What could cause recurrent left-sided chest pain every morning along with intermittent muscle spasms in the arm?

Brief Answer: Get evaluated Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have gone through your question and report and understand your concern. The symptoms are suggestive of muscle spasm associated with cervical radiculopathy. The ecg is showing poor R wave progression and needs an evaluation by a cardiologist. Pain killer with muscle relaxant can be taken at present. Pregabalin, Gabapentin or amitriptyline can also be used. Local pain reliever ointment helps too. Hope you found the answer helpful. Take care. Dr N Kumar Neurologist