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Pain lower back spasms from rib cage,got it overnight while asleep.i d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Pain lower back spasms from rib cage,got it overnight while asleep.i d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Back pain: This could be all muscle, but you do have risk factors for occult fracture because of your rheumatoid. TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR Motrin for starters. You should have a low threshold to get checked if not improving. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?

My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage  and her back knee very pain. What to do?

See details: I have no idea what medical options one has in Nepal. If you are able to see a rheumatologist then do it. Otherwise have a primary care doctor evaluated the issue. ...Read more

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Pain when I swallow between my rib cage. Pain travels around to my back. Hurts to breathe. Recently diagnosed w Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid arthritis ?

You will need to: get checked for blood clots or infection in the lung. Fibromyalgia or intercostal myalgias/ costochondritis may also be causing this type of pain. Please proceed to the nearest healthcare provider to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis). Should i stop taking

Can taking Aleve daily over a long period of time (years) cause sharp and gnawing pain under my left rib cage? Had blood tests recently, doctor said some level was higher due to my taking Aleve (which he prescribed for my arthritis).  Should i stop taking

Ask your doctor: Aleve (naproxen) can cause a number of problems that can show up as pain under the left rib cage. These include peptic ulcer and coronary artery problems. Don't know which blood levels would be affected, but you really should press your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms and of the abnormal blood test. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dyspnea, restrictive lung disease.. And i can go on and on... Idea is to see a pulmonary specialist and get a work up done. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more