A 30-year-old member asked:
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remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go to the ED: If you are having trouble breathing and chest pain, which is what you are having. There could be several possibilities, and it *might* be a strain, but it may be something worse.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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