What Causes Chest And Upper Back Pain?

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Asked by jeannette

What Causes Chest And Upper Back Pain?

I am having a chest pain and upper back pain. What could be causing this?

Answer

Hi there, Jeannette -

Any incidence of chest pain should be seen by a doctor immediately. It could be muscle strain or a condition such as costochondritis, an inflammation of the muscles around the ribs, but it's always better to let a doctor be the one to decide. Sometimes cardiac pain can be felt in the back, as well.

Here are some links that you might find useful in the meantime:

Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs

Chest Pain (general information)

5 Things to Know About Your Heart Rate

Good luck!

Amy