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Muscle spasm around rib cage

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and app... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Muscle Spasm: Severe cough and undue exertion like lifting heavy stuff can cause such symptoms.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many problems: A Osteochronditis, Neurotic interribs.bad positions Pleiades etc could be be the etiology of you condition.
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Muscle spasm: If no obvious trauma then I would consider electrolyte problem or possible calcium or magnesium issue.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Diaphragm.: It could be your diaphragm. Make sure you stretch your trunk muscles routinely, it could help.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Several possibilitie: I am sorry to hear of your pain. The differential diagnosis includes scoliosis with muscle spasm along the convexity of the curve, thoracic nerve roo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Pulled muscle: can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle irritability: Frequent muscle spasms or cramps can be due to deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests if symptoms persis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe you are: Hungry? If your stomach pain and growling and muscle spasms are severe you should see a doctor ro possible a gastroenterologist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a re... Read More

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