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About Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

In many cases, non-cardiac chest pain is caused by an esophageal problem like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Another frequent problem is pain in the chest wall which may follow radiation therapy or surgery, such as mastectomy. Other potential causes may include lung conditions, stomach problems, anxiety or depression. Whatever the cause of your non-cardiac chest pain, UT Health Austin is dedicated to relieving your chronic pain so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Non-Cardiac Chest Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin

After the possibility of cardiac and other life-threatening conditions has been ruled out, our team of experts will evaluate your medical history and symptoms and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the source of your pain. If your non-cardiac chest pain is caused by GERD, your treatment may include a treatment trial of acid suppression inhibition medications, which can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. If your non-cardiac chest pain is in your chest wall, your treatment may include a medication, physical therapy or injection. Whatever is the source of your non-cardiac chest pain, our care team is dedicated to customizing a treatment plan just for you to relieve your pain so you can focus on what matters most to you.

When is chest pain an emergency?

If you are experiencing sudden chest pain, seek immediate emergency medical attention.

About Comprehensive Pain Management

Many complex pain conditions that adversely affect people’s lives. Comprehensive Pain Management at UT Health Austin recognizes this complexity and treats the whole person. Our approach to the whole person means that in addition to conventional pain treatments like medications and injections, we use exercise and strengthening, address sleep problems, and teach coping and mindfulness skills, so that our patients can focus on the productive and meaningful aspects of their lives.