Upper back pain can be heart pain in women, but heart probably wouldn't have anything to do with leg pain. Pain in back chest and down arm is worrisome for heart pain. If you are concerned enough to write to the forum it might be a good idea to consult at least your family doctor. If it's pretty bad I would be seeing my cardiologist. My mom's heart attck was felt only in her back.
I had recurring chest pain, doc ran all sorts of tests, inc. stress test, said I was fine, then a month later I had a heart attack.
My heart attack was triggered by a food intolerance which caused coronary vasospasm, which in turn triggered a plaque to rupture in a coronary artery blocking the artery 95%. A stent relieved the condition.
If this has been happening often I would go back to the doc. I'm now on half the smallest atenolol, which is relieving my chest pains. (It works even if it's stomach that's causing the pain.)
Post Edited (Alcie) : 1/24/2012 6:32:14 AM (GMT-7)