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Suffering from heart palpitation. Diagnosed with compressed cervical. Is this condition related?

i have heart palpitations except when i lay down or my left side with head in specific position and hips slightly angled to the right, any other position results in a rhythmic heart arrhythmia . standing and exerting exercise often relieves the symptoms as well. i was just diagnosed with compressed cervical c5 c6 c7 (pinched nerve). is this condition related?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
You are suffering from palpitations that is rhythm disturbance of heart there are many causes for it there could be ectopic beats known as extrasystole or there could be irregular heart beats.
Your rhythm becomes normal when you exercise that means when heart rate is increased then it becomes regular.
You should consult a Cardiologist who can analyse it in ECG and if required a stress test or holter monitoring may be done to know exact abnormality.
Once it is diagnosed it can be treated you should avoid too much tea or coffee and use of tobacco or smoking and alcohol.
You are also having cervical radiculopathy due to compression of nerve it should be treated by orthopedic surgeon and Neurologist.
This is commonly treated by using low pillow, analgesic,muscle relaxants and Physiotherapy.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr. Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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