I have had chronic neck pain for almost 20 years now since my accident at work. I have disc herniation at C5 and C6 and TMJ problems. I have been mostly dealing with it with pain meds and it's manageable. Lately I have been having something weird. I've had it off and on for a while now, but it seems worse. I have pressure in my chest and feel like I have to cough at times. I've had a heart workup in the past couple of years and a stress test and they were fine. My doctor had told me one time that I may be getting arthritis in my ribcage. Has anyone heard of this? It just seems to be associated with my neck problems. I don't have insurance right now so it's hard to go the doctor at this time. Whatever it is, it's getting aggravating. Thanks for any input.