Chest Pain (GI Related)
Chest pain unrelated to the heart is also called non-cardiac chest pain. The pain typically felt behind the breast bone and can feel oppressive, squeezing or pressure-like which may radiate to the neck, left arm or the spine. The chest pain may last variable periods of time and may be associated to reflux symptoms such as heartburn.
What are the Causes?
- Esophagel contraction disorders
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or acid reflux
- Visceral (esophagel) Hypersensitivity
- Muscle Relaxant
- Surgical Treatment
- Lifestyle modifications such as elevation of the head of the bed, weight loss, cessation of smoking, avoid excessive alcohol, and etc.
If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to call the office at (706) 548-0058. Remember that we usually require that you see a primary care physician (your family doctor or PCP) before we can schedule you. If you are having a medical emergency, get medical attention immediately at your nearest healthcare provider:
Athens Regional Medical Center: (706) 475-7000
St. Mary's Hospital: (706) 354-3000
This informational material is taken from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.
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