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A 29-year-old female asked:

What causes costochondritis because i have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum(breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated.
Last updated Jul 28, 2018


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