Chest pains can come in a variety of forms, be it sharp, dull, burning, aching, stabbing, or tightness in your chest. As diverse as the types of chest pains present, the many causes of chest pains can indicate one of the various different issues.
Though you might often associate chest pains with heart attacks, there are other causes that may have led to your chest pains such as lung disorders, muscle and bone injuries, or a digestive system condition.
However minor you think your chest pains are, with certain accompanying symptoms, it may warrant a visit to your doctor. Especially so if your chest pains are lasting beyond 5 minutes. This can indicate a possibility of life-threatening issues pertaining to some of your body’s most important organs: your heart or lungs.