Heart palpitations are a sudden awareness of your heart racing or pounding even though you may have been relaxing and not been doing anything strenuous. It may feel like your heart skipped an extra few beats, a flutter, or a heartbeat that just feels odd. You can feel these palpitations in your neck, throat, or chest and although they might frighten or startle you, it is not necessarily a sign of a serious problem, but it could be. Upper back pain with heart palpitations are heart palpitations accompanied by upper back pain or discomfort. Upper back pain with heart palpitations can occur while you are driving, sitting around taking it easy, working out, or at any other time for no apparent reason.
Some of the many causes of upper back pain with heart palpitations include strenuous exercise; emotions including panic, fear, stress, and anxiety; nicotine in tobacco products; and caffeine found in coffee, sports drinks, colas, chocolate and some foods. Some medications cause upper back pain with heart palpitations such as decongestants and asthma inhalers; some nutritional or herbal supplements; cold and cough medicines that act as stimulants; heart disease or high blood pressure beta-blockers; and thyroid medications. Medical conditions such as arthritis, asthma, clogged arteries, bronchitis, and heart problems could cause upper back pain with heart palpitations. One or more clogged arteries could be the cause of upper back pain with heart palpitations. People that eat a diet high in fatty foods or junk foods often end up with high cholesterol from the fat that builds up in their blood stream. The hearts arteries and ventricles clog due to high cholesterol, which results in an irregular heart beat.
Too much stress is definitely bad for a person’s heath and can cause many illnesses including upper back pain with heart palpitations. Stress is the way your body reacts to change, life, everyday situations, and more. The expression ‘stressed out’ usually means that a person is exhausted emotionally, physically, feels anxious, or cannot deal with life’s challenges. Stress can certainly cause physical problems such as upper back pain with heart palpitations.
If your doctor determines that your upper back pain with heart palpitations is caused by too much stress, it is time for you to take charge of your stress in a energy inducing, healthy way. Some people turn to alcohol, overeating, smoking or drugs but this worsens their stress and can cause addiction problems. Stress management is a healthy, great way to control your stress and reduce the chance of suffering from upper back pain with heart palpitations again.