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Hi, Thanks for your question.
Is the pain continuing?
it happened 3 times in last 2 weeks
How long does the pain last each time?
around 1 to 2 minutes
Can you describe the pain?
very sharp had to pull over while driving both arms all the way down to elbows
And involving the entire chest region?
Any electric or burning sensations?
yes like so stunned cant do anything
Hmmm...have you ever had any problems with your neck?
no but back
I see. Do you have any medical problems?
That's why you cough I imagine?
just when it flares up
OK. Thanks for answering my questions. My suspicion in your case is that there may be some trouble with the cervical (neck portion) of the spine. This becomes more likely because of the involvement of the arms, indicating that when you cough, you may be increasing the pressure around the spinal cord or the exiting nerve roots, resulting in these uncomfortable pains.
It is less likely that the coughing is straining the heart and causing the chest pain for that reason. I think this is doubtful.
what action should i take?
I would recommend talking to your primary doctor, as an MRI of the Cervical Spine may be worthwhile.
You can see if he or she can come up with any other ideas, but I think this would be a reasonable starting point.
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