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A 17-year-old male asked:

Why does the centre of my chest hurt when i lean back been other 5 months all started from sore throet doc said maybe glandular or bronchitus ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Chest pain: Get checked, anywhere from costichondritis to GERD. However after 5 months this needs evaluated
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Rib dysfunction?: Sounds like common presentation for rib dysfunction, ie a rib gets 'stuck'.This often presents w/pain (sharp or achy & worse with deep inhalation/exhalation, or bending/straightening.)Often mislabeled costochondritis, it's easily treatable by osteopathic manipulation, if it is the cause. A proper history & osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause.Manipulation may fix it

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Last updated Nov 28, 2014

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