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A 20-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain on right, middle back. hurts when laughing or inhaling. no recent physical strain. reason for concern?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: This type of pain is usually related to a muscle spasm in the spine, rib, or shoulder and can occur due to over use, poor posture, or trauma. It will usually improve on its own. If you still have pain in 2 weeks see your physician as there are other spinal conditions that cause similar pain.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2020

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