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Chest Pain

Most persistent chest or thoracic pain syndromes develop following trauma, surgery, thoracic spine fracture or degeneration, or Shingles.

Chest pain may be referred to or come from the neck. It may result from a degenerative spinal condition such as scoliosis. Patients with  osteoporosis may suffer a  fracture spontaneously or due to a fall, resulting in subsequent pain. Persistent pain can occur following surgery on the heart or lungs. Shingles pain can persist despite medication  treatments. We have treatments for all of these pain syndromes.

This type of pain is not particularly common but it can be debilitating for the people experiencing it. Patients may even believe the pain is caused by a heart attack.

Chest pain caused by the thoracic spine can develop for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
  • Chronic poor posture
  • Thoracic spine injury
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • A pinched nerve in the thoracic spine
  • Inflammation of nerve roots (radiculitis)
  • Scoliosis 
  • Spinal stenosis