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What Causes Severe Pain In The Neck Along With Headaches?

I have been having terrible neck pain accompanied by terrible headaches. I have a pacemaker. I have recently in the past few weeks started having pain in my sternum and left side of my chest. The sternum tenderness is constant. The pain on the left side of my chest comes and goes. When I experience the pain on the left side of my chest, it makes the sternum pain/tenderness worse and causes shortness of breath. I haven t found anything that helps/. Is it possible that I could be experiencing a heart attack?
Thu, 11 Oct 2018
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Hi,

The pain in the chest can radiate to neck, shoulder, arm and back. As your symptoms suggest it is from a disorder in the heart. Though you have placed a pacemaker, you definitely need to get examined again for any heart problem which most probably is due to ischaemic heart disease.

Your apprehensions are right and without the wait and watch get yourself consulted by a cardiologist so that it can be addressed as soon as possible.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar,
Dentist
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What Causes Severe Pain In The Neck Along With Headaches?

Hi, The pain in the chest can radiate to neck, shoulder, arm and back. As your symptoms suggest it is from a disorder in the heart. Though you have placed a pacemaker, you definitely need to get examined again for any heart problem which most probably is due to ischaemic heart disease. Your apprehensions are right and without the wait and watch get yourself consulted by a cardiologist so that it can be addressed as soon as possible. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar, Dentist