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Where exactly in the chest you feel the pain?
Sometimes it is closer to the shoulder, sometimes is it towards the sternum
Right or left?
You mean left shoulder?
Does those sharp pains feel like an electric current? Do you feel any numbness in your arms or any tingling?
No. Just a quick stabbing pain. No numbess or tingling
Do you feel any pain on chest on left side?
I mean around the nipple area?
No. It is usually above that area
and feels the same as the shoulder pain
Have you tried anything for this and have you seen doctor?
I have tried stretching and methods to calm down but I have made an appointment with a doctor, it is just a ways off due to patient load
Thanks a lot for your input. I am sorry to hear about your problem. You are over stressing yourself.
This sounds like a spine problem like a compressed nerve or anxiety.
But anxiety can only be labelled after you have got an xray to rule out your cervical spine problem.
I do have sciatica in my left leg, but I will be sure to bring this up at my appointment
Ok then this can be related, I will address your question in two aspects; what you can do yourself and what your doctor can do for you. As far as what you can do yourself is concerned in such situations OTC tab advil thrice daily can be tried till you visit your doctor.
Your doctor must get an X ray of your cervical spine.
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Thanks so much! I really appreciate your help!