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A 25-year-old female asked:

Sneezed and heard a pop in my back (not my spine). severe pain in my lower right back. can't walk. only shallow breathing. painful bowel movements. i have tried ice, heat, muscle relaxers, lodine, and volatren with little relief. pain is very sharp and ra

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Back pain: You really need to go to the ER. I suspect you have either dislocated or broken one of the lower ribs on your right side. You need imaging (MRI or CAT scan) sooner than later.
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