A 24-year-old female asked:
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back pain on the left side, near shoulder blade. it started since i had cold and i cough often. the pain sometimes extend to the right side and left breast. is it normal?

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Dr. Mark Galperin
31 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: Most likely this pain related to a muscle spasm, caused by straining when you were coughing, put some heat on the area, take motrin, if no help, see physical therapist in your area, or pain specialist for couple trigger point injections.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Costochondritis: You have costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the chest wall after a cold. Take Motrin 600 to 800g three times a day for a week to ten days. It should improve. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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