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What is a thoracic sprain

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soft tissue injury: The thoracic spine is the mid back, between the neck and low back. A sprain refers to a soft tissue injury to the spine, usually implying a minor pro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Basically theses are: soft tissue injuries that get better with time with usually no long term issues as long as you are not a smoker, overweight and you exercise regularly ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes it can help symptomatically.. Some find that a heating pad helps.. Try both, which works best for you at this point ?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Icing Can Help: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part with ice/heat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: You can strain the intercostal muscles , which are the muscles between the ribs.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: Have it looked at by your family doc. For exam & treatment.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: Several possibilities: pleurisy, lung injury, punctured intestine, heart, etc. A very common cause for pain in this location , however, though no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Need a thorough history and examination to help determine the source of your symptoms. I would see a Dr. asap
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. You can't really do compression to your chest, and it's always elevated except while sleeping. You can take NSAID's ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chest pain: You may have intercostal neuralgia, try Ibuprofen for relief.

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