Chest pain when lying down.
Hello, I am a 15-year-old male. Every time I lay down, If I change my position even a little bit, I get pretty intense pain on the left side of both my chest and my back. The pain feels skeletal on the chest, and muscular on the back. When I sneeze or cough when laying down, it almost feels like a gunshot, with intense pain. A few weeks ago, I fell and hit my head, causing a moderate concussion. I really don't know what to do. It gets worse by the day, and I'm really concerned. Please help!!
@ward Hello, the reasons why you may experience it, vary widely in seriousness. Several risk factors can contribute to experiencing chest pain while lying down. These risk factors represent a wide range of medical conditions. Some are more serious than others. However, any time you experience unexpected chest pain, a visit to the doctor is in order. The pain could also be due to a cardiac or lung condition, obesity, or an injury, all of which should be discussed with a doctor. Chest pain when lying down to sleep can be acute or chronic. It can be indicative of a medical emergency or aging. Depending on the cause, chest pain may be corrected with medication or a change in sleep positions. Determining the cause of your chest pain is necessary to avoid poor sleep. Proper sleep hygiene is necessary to be able to obtain a restorative night’s sleep.