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A 50-year-old female asked:

Pain in top left ribcage and tingling in top center of back. any clue has to what this could be?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ribs? Nerves? Spine?: A person with aches around the upper rib cage, shoulder, and neck, can see her primary care doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a tight chest pain, or has past heart disease, she can be seen in the E.R.

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