A sudden feeling of pain in the chest moved towards the back. Googles instantly and all eyes show the same way, "Might be a heart attack". It is often misjudged by people that all kinds of pain in the chest area occur due to cardiac issues. The answer is simply, No!

Removing all the confusion, here are some areas you might consider before panicking and stressing your brain out:

  1. Herniated Disc

    The discs of our spine have a tough outer shell with a gel-like interior. It sometimes happens that the outer shell weakens which results in the bulging out of the inner portion, also known as a herniated disc. This phenomenon can cause a pinched nerve on the upper back causing pain and rotates towards the chest area almost similar to cardiac pain.

  2. Gastric Pain

    Often misinterpreted as Cardiac pain, Gastric pain is good enough in replicating a Cardiac symptom. Gastric pain occurs due to improper and untimely intake of meals and not having the daily required amount of water. A pinching sensation can be felt sometimes in the chest area that subsides gradually but comes back several times with many of the times moving towards the back.

  3. A Muscle injury

    If you're a sportsperson, an athlete, or a daily gym freak, it might sometimes happen that you may have injured your muscles. The reason might be an injury while doing the heavy lifting, rowing, or playing an immense game of badminton. The pain might not be felt when the accident takes place, it'll occur during your resting period. The pain may cause a chest and a backache leading to confusion.

  4. Gallstones

    The formation of Gallstones can give rise to pain in the right side of the torso spreading to your back and shoulders as well. The gallbladder contains digestive fluid known as bile and sometimes this fluid hardens and turns into stones causing pain.

  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    A burning sensation in the chest occurs or behind the breastbone when the stomach acid backs up into the esophagus also termed heartburn.

    When the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus weakens and doesn't function properly, then it gives rise to heartburn. A Heartburn that is consistent and disrupts day-to-day life is known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The pain that arises can be felt in the chest and sometimes in the back.

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