Chest pain may be related to pathologies in the following areas of the body: heart, lungs, chest muscles (pectorals major and minor, back muscles, intercostal muscles), referred abdominal pain, spinal injuries, or psychological in nature. Chest pain may be cardiac in nature, meaning that it has come as a direct result of damage or pathology towards the myocardium (heart). Chest pain may also be related to problems with the lungs, the muscles around the chest, such as the pectorals major and minor, back muscles, spinal injuries, and a great deal of other problems.
Common Heart Attack Immitators include:
1. Costochondritis (Inflamation of the intercostal muscles), which cause chest pain.
3. Chest Infections
4. Traumatic Injuries to the chest.