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14 Possible Causes for Chest Pain Worse with Neck Movement

  • Ludwig's Angina

    Abstract Ludwig's angina is a potentially life-threatening, rapidly expanding, diffuse inflammation of the submandibular and sublingual spaces that occurs most often in young adults with dental infections. However, this disorder can develop in children, in whom it can cause serious airway compromise. Symptoms include[…][]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    OBJECTIVE: Determine clinical signs or symptoms associated with a more complicated clinical course in patients with retropharyngeal abscesses (RPAs). DESIGN: Retrospective chart review at a tertiary care level Children's hospital. Main Outcome Measures Age, presenting signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, imaging[…][]

  • Esophageal Perforation

    BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Esophageal perforation associated with thoracic fracture is extremely rare. If not diagnosed at an early stage, it can lead to life-threatening complications, such as mediastinitis and sepsis. PURPOSE: To report a case of esophageal perforation after T2 compression fracture that was initially[…][]

  • Esophageal Burn

    […] contributed by Kim Zapor, R.N., BSN, OCN, CBCN., Cancer AnswerLine nurse Reflux of stomach acid over time can damage the lining of the esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer. Heartburn. It's a symptom that many people experience on a regular basis. What many people don't realize is that long-term heartburn[…][]

  • Esophageal Disease

    Abstract This report describes our experience with six patients with dysphagia as the sole manifestation of radiographic, inconspicuous primary lung cancer and well-defined esophageal lesion by barium swallow. Esophagograms suggested leiomyoma, benign esophageal stricture, duplication cyst, achalasia, and primary[…][]

  • Tracheobronchial Injury

    Abstract A 12-year-old boy presented after a motorbike accident with mediastinal and cervical emphysema but no pneumothorax, minor head injury and several fractures including a comminuted open leg fracture. The child had no signs of respiratory compromise and was stable. The presumed tracheobronchial injury was[…][]

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    In some people, it causes more widespread pain over the cervical spine and into the shoulders and upper chest. It is often worse with neck movement.[] When present, symptoms of a herniated disk can range from weakness and pain, to numbness in the lower back, one leg, chest, shoulder, arm or neck.[] Neck pain caused by a C3-C4 herniated disc can be limited to the neck, just over the disc.[]

  • Traumatic Pneumothorax

    Symptoms may include: dull, sharp or stabbing chest pain that becomes worse with deep breathing or coughing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, abnormal breathing movement[] , anxiety, bulging neck veins, weak pulse, decreased breath sounds on the affected side, or shift of the chest wall to the opposite side.[]

  • Traumatic Neck Injury

    Abstract Tremor is a rare manifestation after neck injury, and its physiological mechanism has not been elucidated. We studied the effects of torque loading and ischaemic nerve block on coarse postural tremor in the right upper extremity, which had developed in association with a C7-C8 radiculopathy after[…][]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    If it spreads to the chest, neck and head then it can affect eye movements, breathing and the ability to swallow.[] Muscle pain or nerve pain: this tends to be worse during the night or when movement occurs.[]

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