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Chest Pain​

Chest Pain​According to the Mayo Clinic many different problems can cause chest pain or discomfort, and it can be difficult to know what is causing the pain. It can be a sharp, stabbing pain, a dull ache, or feeling of pressure.

Legacy ER & Urgent Care is a fully equipped Emergency Room and Urgent Care staffed by ER-trained physicians and staff trained to treat ailments and conditions related to chest pain to pneumonia.

When to Call 911 or Go to Your Nearest Emergency Room

Visit your a Legacy ER & Urgent Care location or your physician about any chest discomfort you have, but…

If you are having the following symptoms, call 911 or visit your nearest ER immediately.

  • Pressure, burning, fullness, or tightness in the chest.
  • Crushing or searing pain radiating to your jaw, back, neck, shoulders, and one or both arms.
  • Chest pain lasting more than a few minutes, becomes worse with activity, comes and goes, or varies in intensity.
  • Shortness of breath with chest pain.
  • Cold sweats with chest pain.
  • Weakness or dizziness with chest pain.
  • Vomiting or nausea with chest pain.

If you have not been active for an extended period, pay particular attention to sudden sharp chest pain accompanied by shortness of breath.

Also note:

  • Sudden pressure, squeezing, tightness, or a crushing feeling under your breastbone.
  • Rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, or confusion.
  • Excessive sweating or an ashen (gray) color in the skin.
  • Extremely low blood pressure or heart rate.

Legacy ER & Urgent care is staffed 24/7 with Board-certified ER-trained physicians and medical staff so there is no need to delay care. If it’s serious, you need immediate medical attention, and you won’t know if it’s serious unless you see a doctor.

When to visit Legacy ER & Urgent Care

Not all chest pain is related to a heart or lung problem, although it can be difficult to distinguish. If you have the following symptoms, it is more likely to be heartburn or indigestion.

Call your doctor if you have:

  • Trouble swallowing.
  • Pain that gets better or worse when you change body position.
  • A sour taste or the feeling of vomit in your mouth.
  • Tenderness when you press on your chest.
  • Pain that gets worse when you cough or breathe deeply.
  • Persistent, severe chest pain for many hours.

If you have a fever, chills, or are coughing up mucus, you want to visit any one of Legacy ER & Urgent Care six convenient locations, as these are signs of other illnesses that may require treatment.