I've been getting this lately about 2-3 times a week. The pain goes back and forth from my chest (right side) past the thyroid and up to my jaw/ear. Sometimes the pain even goes thru to my back. Sometimes I wake up with it. Today I was in church and I'm thinking the attempt to sing brought it on. By the way, I used to sing but find I've pretty much lost any ability and only have a l octave range. I've been checked for gallbladder but it's OK. The pain lasts about 2-3 min. really really bad and around the throat feels like I need to cry really bad. You know that painful choked up feeling. Afterwards my neck hurts for hours. Is this muscle spasms?