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A 36-year-old female asked about a 39-year-old male:

My husband sneezed on friday and he got a pain on he's back when it happens. since then he has a lot of pain and can't walk and have a lot of pain.

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Strain vs PTX: It is possible to strain a muscle in between your ribs. It is also possible to have a part of your lung collapse. Both of these can be very painful. A partially collapsed lung will usually cause some shortness of breath.
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Pulled muscle: He has pulled a muscle in his neck. It hurts now when he moves try a cold ice pack for 20 mins then a warm compress for 20 mins. Rest it for 20 mins then repeat the process while awake. Try Motrin 800 mg 3 times a day for the next few days. The pain should resolve in a few days. Good luck. Feel better.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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