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.
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.
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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