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Higher mortality for younger women experiencing a heart attack without chest pain. by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 4:27pm The Journal of the American Medical Association published in the February issue that women who are hospitalized for a heart attack are less likely to experience chest pain and are more likely to die then men the same age, researchers said. The analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association is the largest to examine the ... Read on »
Referred pain by Brad W. Medical Student Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:46pm Updated July 2009 If you woke up with a pain in your shoulder , you'd probably think something was wrong with your shoulder, right? Maybe you slept on it the wrong way, maybe you're a weekend warrior who threw the football a few too many times. In most cases, your hunch is probably right. Pain in the shoulder usually indicates an injury or ... Read on »
Pilates Exercise Tip: Chest Release for Pain-Free Arms & Shoulders on Overhead Arm Exercises by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 28 Sep 2011 11:08pm A Quick & Easy Pilates Exercise Tip for Improving ROM for the Arms & Shoulders Do you or your Pilates clients ever struggle with shoulder pain or limited range of motion to lift the arms overhead?  Is it a challenge to keep the back or ribs from popping up off the mat when the arms go overhead on exercises like Ribcage Arms, or the Roll Up ... Read on »
Health Benefits of Massage: The Best Way to Relieve Pain, Reduce Migraines, Improve Flexibility, Lower Stress, by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm All my friends know that I get a massage weekly. My preference is deep tissue which focuses on my upper back, shoulders and tight chest muscles which get tense and tighten from stress. Massage is an essential part of your whole health regime as well as illness recovery program. It maintains your physical, mental and emotional well being, ... Read on »
Chest Pain and Anxiety - How to Immediately Stop Chest Pain During Your Anxiety Attack by meital j. Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 7:56am Unfortunately, chest pain and anxiety go hand in hand. 80% of anxiety sufferers report sharp chest pain during their anxiety attack. Are you one of them? I was. For years. What Does Chest-Pain Caused by Anxiety Feel like? Pain in the chest during anxiety is usually located over the heart and described as sharp pain. The pain usually ... Read on »
37 yo with 1.5 hours of burning chest pain by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 16 Jun 2013 12:57pm A 37 year old with a history of DM on metformin complained of acute onset of burning chest pain.  He called 911. They did an ECG but it is not available.  However, the medics were very concerned and brought him to the critical care area with a high suspicion of STEMI.  Here is the initial ECG This shows sinus rhythm and abnormal  ... Read on »
62 year old male CC: Chest pain by Adam THOMPSON Posted Wed 19 May 2010 1:46pm 62 year old male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest discomfort. Past medical history is significant for dyslipidemia and ulcerative colitis. Also prior history of significant tobacco use. Maternal history of CAD. Maternal and paternal history of CVA. The patient's only medication is Lipitor but he took an ... Read on »
62 year old male CC: Chest pain by JASON WINTER Posted Wed 19 May 2010 1:47pm 62 year old male presents to the emergency department complaining of chest discomfort. Past medical history is significant for dyslipidemia and ulcerative colitis. Also prior history of significant tobacco use. Maternal history of CAD. Maternal and paternal history of CVA. The patient's only medication is Lipitor but he took an ... Read on »
Neck and Thoracic Pain| Atypical Chest and Abdominal Pain by Dr. Jennifer C. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 10:16am Patients may present with atypical abdominal and chest pain that may be related to spinal problems. The key features on history that point to spinal referred pain are pain on movement, tenderness and tightness of musculoskeletal structures at a spinal level supplying the pain ful area, and an absence or paucity of symptoms suggestive of a nonmusc ... Read on »
Neck Pain, Upper Back Pain and Shoulder Pain Common in Cyclists by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:13am The American Bureau of Transportation Statistics states that there are more than 40 million Americans who ride bikes at least monthly. Over 5 million people ride at least 20 days/month. With so many Americans bicycling injuries sustained have also risen especially neck and upper back pain. Because of the position that a cyclist takes while biki ... Read on »