Having chest pain from stress, or stress chest pain, is very uncomfortable. It feels like tightening in the chest and many people fear for their lives when having it because the pain is so close to the heart.
First off I would like to encourage you to visit your doctor if you have signs of stress like this - no everybody is able to interpret their own symptoms and you may not be experiencing something entirely different.
We all have a tendency to try and explain things. So when something happens we would like to know why - it is one of the basic mechanisms that have made man so successful!
But in most cases when we feel pain in our chest it is after a short burst of energy, like a shock or running up the stairs, or a period of intensity, like an exam or a highly focused work routine.
In these situations, unless you have a preexisting condition, you have nothing to fear. A little stress is healthy - it makes us act when we have to. Read more about the effects of stress here.
Ask your doctor for a heart stress test to determine whether you should worry or not - I bet that you shouldn't: Heart problems are uncommon to exist unknown in people under 60, this means that most people with heart conditions are aware of it.
Important; if you feel pain in your chest constantly, such as stabbing, throbbing or burning or if the pain is radiating out from your chest - you should seek medical counseling.
The good news about stress chest pain is that although it is often a sign of stress - the stress is often not what directly causes the pain:
A lot of times what your will feel is what is known as facet syndrome a pain directed to your chest but really is a problem somewhere like your back, shoulders or hips.
It should be easy to see how stress can play a role in this game: Stress causes muscle tensioning which causes chest pain.
Stress Chest Pain Cause and EffectFacet syndrome is quite common. I get it know and then if I have been working long hours - often I occurs around bedtime, so the first time I really felt it I was very scared of course. Now I have minimized the problem by doing the following...
It is a good idea to sit down of a little while afterwards to relax your joints.
This is done best by standing up and pushing your hips forward. With straight arms perform a lifting motion "all the way to the ceiling" while tilting your head back carefully.
You should end up standing on your toes bend slightly backwards to 1-2 seconds.