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Thoracic Pain

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Thoracic pain is discomfort in any area between your neck and your abdomen. Thoracic pain may be caused by health conditions that affect your gastrointestinal system, lungs, bones, or muscles. It can also be caused by trauma, panic attacks, or anxiety related to stress.


Return to the emergency department if:

Contact your healthcare provider or specialist if:


You may need any of the following:

Follow up with your healthcare provider or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.


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