A 20-year-old male asked:
upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Siegel answered
37 years experience Pulmonology
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help.
Answered on Feb 18, 2017
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