OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® offers spinal cord stimulation for angina to patients suffering from angina pectoris in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. If you have a feeling of pressure or a squeezing in your chest, it may be angina pectoris. It can feel like a heart attack, but often it is a warning sign from your heart.
What is Angina Pectoris?
Angina pectoris is the medical term used for discomfort or chest pain commonly caused by coronary heart disease. This condition is caused when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. This typically occurs when one or more of the heart’s arteries are narrowed or blocked. It can also occur during physical activity or during times of high stress.
Angina pectoris causes pain, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of the chest. Individuals may also experience discomfort in the jaw, neck, shoulder, arm or back. This discomfort typically lasts 5 minutes or less and may feel like gas or indigestion.
Individuals with angina pectoris experience episodes of chest pain and discomfort that is usually manageable and predictable. For those individuals that need the help of a pain physician to control the pain, a treatment option called spinal cord stimulation for angina is available.