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irregular heartbeat

Can a pinched nerve in your neck affect your heartbeat? I have had 4 abnormal EKG and yet the Echo and the treadmill tests show no problems. I never considered that the neck problem may be a cause. Any info would be greatly appreciated.  

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I don't know the answer, but will post to "bump" your question to the top of the list again, giving it more time for someone with a related experience to respond.

That said, I think it is possible that a pinched nerve, if it is causing pain/stress/anxiety, could cause irregular heartbeats.
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Yes, it sure could. You see, I have trouble with my neck involving pinched nerves and also in my back, when these areas are "out" I noticed the irregularities more than other times. I would see a chiropractor and tell him what is going on, he will take some x-rays and then an adjustment, you just might be pleasantly surprised.
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Thanks, I will check out the chiropractor angle. I had a couple pretty severe neck trauma's over the past couple years, one of which left me unconcious, so it actually makes sense.
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There is some heart innervation coming out near T1 which involves parasympathetic nerves going to the heart.  I think it *might* cause certain types of arrhythmia like rate and/or premature contraction-type stuff.

I just went to a Chiro for chronic neck problems.  After x-ray even I could see my T1 was not aligned with the rest of my vertebrea.    I have chronic PVCs too but after some adjustment time I don't think it had anything to do with it.  While in treatment my PVCs got worse but I don't know if it was the Chiro stuff or something else.

It all depends on what made the EKG abnormal.  Was it arrhythmia or was it something like wave abnormalities?

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24 hour monitor came back "multiple arrythmia"... echo showed nothing except for PVCs and treadmill stress test showed no issues.
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