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Is this a heart or a back problem ?

Every few days, I get this... spiralling numb pain on the left side of my back, just around my shoulder blade . It feels like someone is taking their hand and digging their fingernails into my back in a circular pattern, and it also feels like pins and needles. Today, at work, it started doing that, and it started hurting a lot. Then, I started sweating and I felt really hot, and the pain got so bad that my vision started going a bit blurry and I couldn t focus on what I was doing. It started feeling like there was something wrapped around my body, pushing on my chest from all directions, and restricting my ability to breathe. I tried to ignore it and concentrate on what I was supposed to be doing, and it went away after about twenty minutes, although the pain/ numbness in my back keeps coming back. Is there something wrong with my heart or my back? I wasn t stressing myself at work, or doing anything strenuous. I was counting stock.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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This is definitely NOT A BACK PROBLEM. I haver never seen/heard these symptoms with any back problem ! From your description YOU HAVE ANGINA PECTORIS until proven otherwise. To be safe rather than sorry you should see your doctor and get yourself examined ASAP. Good Luck.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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