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Your Chest Weakness May Also be Known as:
Chest becoming weak
Chest getting weak
Chest losing strength
Chest not as strong
Lost strength in chest
Lost strength in pec
Lost strength in pecs
Lost strength in torso
Pec becoming weak

Top 6 Chest Weakness Causes

  1. 1.Traumatic Vertebral Fracture

    Vertebral fracture is a fracture or dislocation of a vertebra that can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, gunshot, or sports.

    Call 911 immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, constant back pain, severe back pain, back pain that shoots down the leg, back pain affecting the spine
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with traumatic vertebral fracture:
    mild back pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal syndrome caused by trigger points within muscle. Pressure on these points causes pain in the area around the point as well as in other body parts, a phenomenon known as referred pain.

    You should visit your primary care physician. This complex chronic condition is often treated with injections and physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, spontaneous shoulder pain, pain in the back of the neck, shoulder blade pain, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Symptoms that always occur with myofascial pain syndrome:
    tender muscle knot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Normal Occurrence of Back Pain

    Many people experience back pain sometimes, without something specifically being wrong. It seems that you have little to none symptoms that point towards something serious.

    Since your back pain looks like it is variation of normal, it doesn't require any treatment, for now. Most back pain goes away on its own, though it may take a while. You can take over the counter pain medication like Tylenol. If your back pain gets worse, persists or if additional symptoms occur, please check in again or contact your primary care physician.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    back pain, mild back pain, spontaneous mid back pain, moderate back pain, back pain all over
    Symptoms that always occur with normal occurrence of back pain:
    back pain
    Symptoms that never occur with normal occurrence of back pain:
    lower back pain from an injury, severe back pain, mid back pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Restless Legs Syndrome (Rls)

    Restless Legs Syndrome is a common condition characterized by an urge to move the legs in order to stop unpleasant sensations.

    You should see a doctor if these symptoms continue or begin to get worse

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    daytime sleepiness, trouble sleeping, dull or achy leg pain, difficulty falling asleep, restless legs
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Repetitive Strain Injury of the Upper Arm

    Repetitive strain injury of the upper arm is caused by consistent repetitive use.

    You do not need treatment, just rest from your overuse. Wearing a brace and physical therapy might be helpful.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    upper arm pain from overuse, upper arm weakness, upper arm numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm:
    upper arm pain from overuse
    Symptoms that never occur with repetitive strain injury of the upper arm:
    upper arm injury, severe upper arm pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Limb - Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves varying muscle weakness and wasting.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    weakness, arm weakness, muscle aches, shoulder weakness, leg weakness
    Symptoms that always occur with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy:
    weakness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Chest Weakness

  • Q.How weak does your chest feel?
  • Q.How long has your chest weakness been going on?
  • Q.Is your chest wall pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Chest Weakness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced chest weakness have also experienced:

    • 19% Rib Pain
    • 9% Weakness in Both Upper Arms
    • 4% Facial Numbness
  • People who have experienced chest weakness had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Less Than a Week
    • 33% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced chest weakness were most often matched with:

    • 8% Traumatic Vertebral Fracture
    • 8% Myofascial Pain Syndrome
    • 8% Normal Occurrence of Back Pain

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