I have had an MRI which shows a compressed disc & bone spur at C7. Is it customary to experience pain in the chest with this type of diagnosis? It appears to be muscle pain and is accompanied by characteristic pain & weakness down my left arm with pain in my neck. I'm down to 2 Advil a day for the neck & shoulder pain but am wondering if I could be experiencing heart issues...kinda' freaked out.
I would say that the problem that may have caused the compressed disc and bone spur at C7 could also be contributing to the muscle pain, arm weakness and chest pain. Biomechanically, I've not seen an isolated C7 being the cause of problems... typically, in order for C7 to degenerate as it has, a series of other changes to the cervical spine have occurred as well.
I recommend finding a cervical specialist through this website: www.UpCspine.com -- there's a referral directory there.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.