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A 20-year-old female asked:

can back/muscle pain wrap around to the front ribs?could it be my gallbladder? had ct month ago no stones.or my gerd?achey sometimes stabbing/burning

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Nerves start from the spine and go to the front of the body a little bit slanted (lower in front) and so a pain in the back can be felt in the front. Like you surmise, there are many causes of pain. Have a good exam and find out because if anything, a little physical therapy may be all you need. On the other hand if more severe, other modalities of treatment can be considered.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2019

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