• midge midge
    October 20, 2009
    What can rib pain that radiates to my middle back mean?
    midge midge
    October 20, 2009

    I am experiencing a slight pain in the middle of my rib cage that I can feel in my middle back.



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 21, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 21, 2009

    Hi Midge,

    Chest pain can indicate many possibilities especially in women.  The most worrisome, of course, would be a heart attack.  The pain can also radiate up your jaw or down your arm.  If you are ever in doubt about whether or not you are having a heart attack, please call the Emergency Room immediately.

    Chest pain that radiates can also indicate Acid Reflux, heartburn, or even costrochondritis (an inflammation of tissue in the chest.)

    Make sure to

    Here are a few posts you may want to review:

    What are the Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women?

     Heart Healthy Tips

    Enjoying Summer Despite Acid Reflux


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD





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