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Can pinched nerve and nerve damage affect the heart?

Hello, I just left the hospital after having test for three days to find the cause of chest pain and pvc,s. I have had two surgeries on My neck with hardware, I injured it again resulting in pain, muscle spasms and head shaking. My Dr said that the pinched nerves and nerve damage is affecting My heart. Your comment,s?
Wed, 19 Feb 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unlikely that pinched nerves in the cervical region and nerve damage would result in heart disease. A qualified doctor would not make such a comment, so, I feel there may be some mis-communication between both of you. So, your chest pain and ventricular premature complexes are not related to the pinched nerves.

If you can upload his prescription, I would be able to clarify the matter further.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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