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    Old 11-17-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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    neck chest muscle spasm

    i have been admitted twice with rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing through muscle spasm in chest and neck.left lung seems to seize up and near collapse.exhausted with spasm and no relief.sitting up makes it worse.laying on my right side better.all left teeth and jaw will throb.tender to touch front left of neck.turn to left causes heart to skip beats.aggitated and breathless.now a recluse.please help me.i have a left winging scapula.no trauma.just happened.

     
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    Old 11-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #2
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    Re: neck chest muscle spasm

    Di, I have/had went through something very much the same. At first we did not know what is was, now we realize it was muscle spasms in the chest/neck & ribs & shoulder.
    Thought it was cardiac then asthma/respitory. I know its very scary & painful. I honestly thought I could not survive it & like you stayed put. Only when pain started did I get help. I would break out if such sweats & have rapid heartrate like crazy. My heart would race I could not breathe no matter what I did or tried.

    I am not sure if you are being treated, if so by what? Are you taking muscle relaxers or meds?
    If I keep the pain under control & muscles I am ok with the breathing & heartrate. Thus far the doctors figured out I have to control the muscles & pain that set off that chain reaction with the breathing & heartrate. It would hit me so fast there was nothing I could do.
    This was approx 3/12 yrs since this began & just now are we discovering that I have spinal issues. That chest area is the worst place to have problems. It can feel like I am suffocating or that there is a ton of pressure or even like I am in vice & it keeps tightening. I feel so bad for you. I know its so scary that is takes over your life.
    Please let my know if any of this sounds familier & how they are treating it.
    Also what if any tests have you had? I realize what a nightmare this is & hate to hear of anyone else suffering so. Post back if you can. Sammy

     
    Old 11-18-2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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    Re: neck chest muscle spasm

    your winging scapula could be casued by what are called trigger points(big wads of muscle and tissue) that can develop from nerve involement,as in being very inflammed or irritated. this is just a guess since you did not suffer any type of trauma? have they ever actually done an MRI on your c spine thru the thorasic areas to just see what could be going on in your spine at those areas? you just could have some level of real nerve/spinal issues going on in there or even affecting your spinal cord that could be creating alot of your ongoing symptoms,espescially if that involvement is affecting your sympathetic nervous system too. the SNS simply governs what you are having problems with,espescially the heart rate and also create underlying issues? but nerve involvemnt can create its own version of hell in alot of ways. its like the domino effect where one thing simply sets off another? if you have not yet had that MRI,i REALLY would ask your doc for a referral for one. you just need to rule in or out any involvement of your spine in all this. there is 'something" that is simply triggering all this in you down to the muscles,and that is usually something stemming from the spine being affected by things like herniations or stenosis or alot of other possibilities. you just really need to have this done,the sooner the better. you just need to find the real source in all this and i do think your spine needs to be looked at much more closely at this point. it is amazing in just how much having spinal problems can actually create in our bodies.

    sammy above here has been dealing with alot of what your problems are and she does have spinal problems too. she also has alot of real bad muscle issues that do get way out beyond the norm at times. she gave you some good advice too(hi sammy). but get that MRI done as soon as possible Di. i really just think this IS the source of what you are dealing with. please keep us posted. marcia
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    Old 12-31-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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    Re: neck chest muscle spasm

    hi,

    I have almost similar problems for more than a month...i have rapid heartbeats which start all of a sudden accompanied by left neck, left back, left lower head aches..even my left arm starts paining...i went to ER and to doctor n got my EKG done but all normal..im really worried if its cardiac or wot..but seeing the back pain feels like this is different..i have pain in the neck kust like u hav wen some thing is sprained..sometimes its so worse tht i hav trouble lifting things...pls suggest if i should also visit some other specialist

     
    Old 01-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #5
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    Re: neck chest muscle spasm

    considering your symptoms and the "clear" EKG,the next step would be to simply obtain that needed MRI, just to see whats actually going on inside of the spinal area itself. there can just be so many different possible issues that can create alot of pain and sometimes really crazy types of symptoms that all stem from within the spinal column. it just needs to be looked at very closely as your next step in trying to find a reason for all this. your symptoms just 'fit' with possible spinal involvement.

    i would just make an appt with your primary at this point to have this evaluated and the referral for the MRI taken care of. depending upon just what actually shows up in that MRI would kind of dictate what your very next step should be. but you DO really need that MRI done just to really 'see" whats going on up there right now. good luck and please keep me posted. marcia
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