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I have had this pain in my shoulder and every time i breathe while eating/drinking it's like a stabbing pain. help?

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Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 38 years experience
Intercostal neuralgi: Pain in the posterior thoracic area that is associated with respiration, is most likely intercostal neuralgia. This is pain associated with the nerve under each rib. The pain is usually sharp and stabbing. It may radiate toward the front. See an interventional pain specialist along with a physical therapist skilled in rib mobilization techniques.

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Last updated Apr 1, 2013

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