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Back pain that radiates to ribs

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Lattissimus Sprain: It might be due to Lattissimus Dorsi muscle sprain. It is a large muscle that covers a good portion of the back up to the chest and insert itself in t... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sounds like: you may be having radicular (pinched nerves) symptoms . How high in your back is the pain...Is it MID BACK? (lower rib cage level)????? Were any xrays... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with yo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get checked: You could have bronchitis or pneumonia - need an exam.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Pain: it could be a myo fasciitis I would try some anti-inflammatories such as Aleve (naproxen) 200 mg or 400 mg once or twice a day and add some hot compre... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
This one: is impossible to determine without an exam though it does sound musculoskeletal based on its relationship to movement and position. Recommend you see... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Herniated disc: Well....it could be a herniated disc versus facet syndrome versus a shoulder issue. Would need some imaging studies to really pinpoint the cause.
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica including irritation of the spinal nerves from a herniated disk. If yo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 35 years experience
Seek help: If the pain keeps coming back despite your appropriate rest and time then you should probably see a doctor and have simple x-rays and perhaps an mr.I.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Low back pain: Low back pain is troubling to both the patient & the physician. Check out http://www.choosingwisely.org/patient-resources/low-back-pain/. Avoid xr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Save the stone: Urinate through a strainer or cheesecloth to save teh stone. Call your physician about your symptoms. You will need an evaluation

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