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Neuralgia in the region of the heart symptoms and signs

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Symptoms of neuralgia in the region of the heart resemble signs of dangerous cardiovascular pathologies like coronary disease or heart attack. But despite the similarity of the signs, neuralgia and pain in the heart area are not related to CVD. The disease is treated not by a cardiologist, but by a neurologist.


Neuralgia can occur for various reasons. Most frequent:

  • Malignant or benign growth that presses on the nerves.
  • Diseases of the spine, pinched nerves by a hernia.
  • Cysts.
  • Herpes.
  • Severe curvature of the spine.
  • Heavy physical activity, including sports.
  • Traumatic injuries.
  • Chest surgery.
  • Lung cancer.
  • SARS.
  • Forced bed rest.
  • Congenital malformations.
  • Disorders of the blood supply, malnutrition of the nerves.
  • Period of rapid growth in children.
  • Long stay in the cold and piercing wind, local hypothermia.
  • Staying in an uncomfortable position due to the nature of the work.
  • Radio frequency therapy.

Symptoms of neuralgia in the region of the heart resemble signs of dangerous cardiovascular pathologies like coronary disease or heart attack. But despite the similarity of the signs, neuralgia and pain in the heart area are not related to CVD. The disease is treated not by a cardiologist, but by a neurologist.

Risk factors:

  • Autoimmune diseases.
  • Immunodeficiencies.
  • SD.
  • HCV infection.
  • Nephrological diseases.
  • Alcoholism.
  • Passive way of life.
  • Stress.
  • Neuroses and other functional disorders of the nervous system.
  • Old age.

Complications of nerve block may include respiratory failure, pneumothorax, coughing up blood, tissue death, infection, but these conditions are rare. The main problem is delivered by strong, burning, shooting pains.

Symptoms of intercostal neuralgia in the region of the heart

Signs of pathology can be mistaken for cardiological diseases and respiratory diseases, women suspect breast cancer. After a long cold with a cough, myofascial syndrome occurs, in which pain can resemble signs of neuralgia in the region of the heart.

Reasonable vigilance does not hurt: vigilant patients seek medical help more often. Nevertheless, you should not panic ahead of time: as you know, stress has a destructive effect and provokes CVD.

Differences between neuralgia and other diseases:

  • Other symptoms appear in CVD. Of course, there are also silent heart attacks, when there is no pain, but if the pain syndrome appears, it is accompanied by: sweating, shortness of breath, poor exercise tolerance, increased blood pressure. Symptoms of intercostal neuralgia on the left in the region of the heart are not accompanied by such signs.
  • In heart disease, pain usually affects the left side of the body: chest, shoulder blade, collarbone, shoulder, back and even jaw. Moreover, the pain is often spilled, it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where it hurts. With neuralgia, pain is clearly localized in the chest area, and if other nerves are also affected, then in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe stomach or scapula.
  • Nitroglycerin is effective in most CVDs. If the medicine is taken for neuralgia, it will not have an effect.
  • The onset of neuralgia is not abrupt: tingling sensations serve as precursors, the rib and sternum may become numb.
  • The pain is manifested by spasms, the character is different, but most often these sensations are difficult to confuse: they resemble a pinched nerve, they manifest as lumbago, as if from an electric shock.
  • In motion the symptoms are aggravated, in rest they decrease, but do not disappear altogether. With CVD, attacks last several minutes, with neuralgia, the chest and rib continue to ache until treatment is selected.
  • With CVD, swelling of the face and lower extremities may appear, with intercostal neuralgia, the area swells along the nerve.
  • With CVD, patients complain of shortness of breath, with neuralgia – of breathlessness.
  • Patients with cardiac diseases sweat a lot, fever may be observed, this is not characteristic of neuralgia.

Other manifestations indicate neuralgia: pallor or redness, the skin at the site of the lesion may lose sensitivity.

How to treat neuralgia in the region of the heart

If symptoms of neuralgia in the region of the heart appear, only a doctor should prescribe treatment. Independent intramuscular administration of painkillers can be dangerous, so it is better to immediately contact a neurologist who will help you choose the best therapy.

At home, you can do a simple test: when you bend over, you will try to reduce the load on the non-affected side, so the bends will be on the healthy half. With CVD, for example, angina pectoris, the symptoms will increase during physical exertion, but if the pain is provoked by turns of the body, coughing, sneezing, this is most likely neuralgia.

How to treat neuralgia in the region of the heart

To detect neuralgia, the patient is prescribed CT, X-ray, studies with contrast. After differential diagnosis, painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin therapy, and sedatives are prescribed. A number of patients are prescribed manual therapy. An operation to remove nerves is very rare, and is indicated if conservative methods fail to achieve the desired result, the patient is forced to limit himself in movements, which significantly affects the quality of life.

Neuralgia responds well to treatment: if you have already been treated before, but are not satisfied with the result, you may need further examination. The reason may be in previously undiscovered hernias, tumors, etc. Drug therapy is prescribed with caution during pregnancy. Priority is given to physiotherapy exercises, not medicines.

Neuralgia can be confused with CVD, and patients with chest pain require careful evaluation to rule out a life-threatening condition. Make an appointment at the Chekhov Vascular Center of the Moscow Region and do not endure pain.

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Osteochondrosis of the thoracic region – symptoms, causes, signs, diagnosis and treatment in the “SM-Clinic”

This disease is treated by Neurologist

  • What is osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine?
  • Symptoms of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine
  • Causes of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine
  • Diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine
  • Conservative treatment
  • Surgical treatment
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Symptoms of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine

Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine has the least pronounced symptoms in comparison with other forms of osteochondrosis. The main manifestation of the disease is pain in the chest area, manifested during exercise or prolonged stay in one position. In this case, pain can be transmitted to internal organs. The pain often worsens at night and during sleep.

In addition, with the disease, there is a change in the temperature of the upper and lower extremities. The patient may have cold hands and feet, dry skin, and numbness.

Other symptoms of thoracic osteochondrosis:

  • pain between the shoulder blades, aggravated by raising the arms, bending the body;
  • soreness between the ribs when walking and moving the body, aggravated by deep inspiration and expiration;
  • feeling of stiffness and pressure in the thoracic region.

Non-specific symptoms of pathology can also be distinguished:

  • numbness and tingling of skin areas;
  • peeling of the skin of the limbs, brittle nails;
  • disruption of the digestive tract.

Let us dwell on two important manifestations of thoracic osteochondrosis – dorsago and dorsalgia.

Under the dorsago understand a sharp sharp pain in the sternum, usually occurring with a long stay in one position and aggravated by rotation of the body. The attack is often accompanied by difficulty breathing.

Dorsalgia is called mild pain in the area of ​​damaged intervertebral discs. Soreness begins gradually and lasts for 2-3 weeks, periodically intensifying and subsiding. In this case, the patient may experience a lack of air. The detection of any of these symptoms is a good reason to visit a doctor.

Causes of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine

Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine is less common than other forms of this disease – cervical, lumbar and sacral osteochondrosis. The reason for this lies in the lower mobility of the thoracic region, its protection by ribs and a developed muscular corset. In this regard, this form of pathology rarely occurs due to excessive physical exertion.

Also isolated additional factors contributing to the development of osteochondrosis:

  • sedentary lifestyle, sedentary work;
  • chest trauma;
  • hormonal disorders;
  • scoliosis, kyphosis and other posture disorders;
  • hereditary predisposition;
  • autoimmune diseases;
  • endocrine diseases, metabolic disorders.

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If you experience these symptoms, we recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor. Timely consultation will prevent negative consequences for your health.

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Diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine

Osteochondrosis is a slowly progressive disease that requires timely diagnosis and treatment. Pathology can only be determined by a qualified specialist with experience in neurology and traumatology.

At the first appointment, the doctors of the medical center “SM-Clinic” examine the patient, conduct functional tests. Also, during the appointment, the doctor asks the patient about the localization of pain and the presence of other symptoms associated with the pathology of the spine. After making a preliminary diagnosis, the patient is sent for additional examinations in order to finally confirm the initial assumption.

Studies that allow the diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the thoracic region:

  • chest x-ray;
  • magnetic resonance imaging;
  • multislice computed tomography.

In addition, the following studies will help determine the causes of the development of pathology, as well as identify concomitant diseases: ultrasound of the chest and abdominal organs, ECG of the heart, duplex scanning of blood vessels, laboratory tests of blood and urine.

Treatment of thoracic osteochondrosis

There are two main options for the treatment of thoracic osteochondrosis – conservative and surgical. Therapy is used if the pathology was diagnosed in the early stages, and irreversible changes have not yet occurred in the body. An operation is necessary if conservative methods of treatment did not bring the expected result, or if the patient went to the clinic already at advanced stages.

Conservative treatment

The main task of therapeutic treatment is to stop degenerative-dystrophic processes in the intervertebral discs, relieve unpleasant symptoms and restore mobility of the thoracic spine. The following methods are used for this:

  • Medical treatment. The use of drugs can relieve severe inflammation and pain, ensure normal blood flow to the spine, and relieve spasms in the back muscles. To do this, the doctor may prescribe analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, chondroprotectors, etc.
  • Physiotherapy treatments. Physiotherapy techniques can reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood circulation, strengthen the muscle corset. For this purpose, the following are used: massage, electrophoresis, acupuncture, laser therapy, magnetotherapy, phonophoresis, UHF therapy, etc.
  • Therapeutic gymnastics. A well-composed set of physical exercises will allow the patient to strengthen muscles, restore spinal mobility and prevent further development of osteochondrosis.

Surgical treatment

Depending on the clinical picture of the disease, doctors select the optimal method of surgical treatment:

Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive intervention to remove a herniated disc.

Decompression-stabilizing surgeries are used in case of “squeezing” of nerve spinal structures by a hernia. Simultaneously with decompression of the spinal root, stabilization of the spine (with implantation of a fixing system) can be performed.

The multidisciplinary medical holding “SM-Clinic” provides both therapeutic and surgical treatment of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine. Our clinic has all the necessary conditions for comfortable and effective elimination of intervertebral disc pathologies, regardless of their severity. Trust your health to the hands of professionals!


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