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Chronic mid back pain radiates to sides/ribs both sides for 2 months. No trauma. Chest X-ray clear. Abdominal ultra sound clear. What is this pain?

Chronic mid back pain radiates to sides/ribs both sides for 2 months. No trauma. Chest X-ray clear. Abdominal ultra sound clear. What is this pain?

Pain: It could be a myo fasciitis I would try some anti-inflammatories such as Aleve (naproxen) 200 mg or 400 mg once or twice a day and add some hot compresses to the areas that are you are complaining ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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What are the possible causes of mid-back pain that radiates either through right ribs or into upper abdomen in a 39 yr old man?

What are the possible causes of mid-back pain that radiates either through right ribs or into upper abdomen in a 39 yr old man?

Many: Could be gall bladder disease but could also be musculo-skeletal such as a depressed or elevated rib or another rib injury (intercostal muscles). Have to think of emergent things such as heart attack, abd aortic aneurysm that is leaking or intestinal issue. Need more info. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain the radiates under my left rib cage I do have GERD but what could this be?

Indigestion?: Since you have gerd it could be indigestion. Does it start after you eat? Have you tried an antacid? Indigestion and gerd pain can radiate to the back. Please see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more

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Back pain at rest, is it normal? It's inbetween my shoulder blades at the bottom and I feel it radiate by front of ribs, even when I'm doing nothing.

Back pain at rest, is it normal? It's inbetween my shoulder blades at the bottom and I feel it radiate by front of ribs, even when I'm doing nothing.

Not normal: Back pain is not normal, and especially not at rest. See your dr for a good eval and often a good history and physical, with possible x-rays if indicated, will diagnose your issues and get you on the right track for getting bettter. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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How to treat back pain in my ribs?

How to treat back pain in my ribs?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest rib shoulder and back pain?

What do you advise if I have chest rib shoulder and back pain?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain
visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved
over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Rib and back pain. Hurts worse when I sit or lay down. Threw up the night before. What should I do?

Chestpain: I assume you have chest pain in the front and back. May be muscular or from the bones and joints or may have pleuracy that is the inflammation in the lining of the lung, If the pain is bad enough you should have it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Dear Dr. I have a back pain that has lasted me for the past two weeks. Its in my rib cage at the back. I have had taken some inflamation meds?

Dear Dr. I have a back pain that has lasted me for the past two weeks. Its in my rib cage at the back. I have had taken some inflamation meds?

Need more history: Did you injure the back at all. You need to give a good history. And if the problems persist. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my ribs to constantly pop out of place? Causes lots of chest pain & back pain. I get adjusted regularly but they revert soon after.

What could cause my ribs to constantly pop out of place? Causes lots of chest pain & back pain. I get adjusted regularly but they revert soon after.

Rib problem: If your ribs are truly "popping out of place" this may be seen in patients with hypermobility syndrome or other conditions in which there is laxity of the connective tissues. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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Sharp back pain below right side ribs. 4th time time year and numerous test, no gall badder as it was remover 30 years ago. Five or more ER visits?

Intercostal Nerve: If your mris and cts have ruled out tumors and other diseases, review link below.

http://www. Localhealth. Com/article/intercostal-neuralgia. ...Read more

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Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Can my gallbladder cause Rib and back pain?

Yes: It is very common for the pain associated with gallbladder to be felt in the right lower chest and through to the back. If the pain comes on after eating, there is a high likelihood that this is from the gallbladder and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more

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Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad.?

Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad.?

Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a back strain will improve in time. Rest, otc meds for pain, gentle stretches, massage, body work, etc can all help. Work on core strength once the pain is gone.
www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain. ...Read more

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I fell about 6 weeks ago and broke a rib and ever since them I have horribble back pain my rib is healed but I'm still in a lot of pain! Why?

It is unusuasl: If the fracture rib healed you should not have much pain, there must other reasons for the pain check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back.?

I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back.?

Myofascial: Hi Jose751 Sharp sudden pains (without injury I hope) that move around could be (from the outside in) skin (look for a rash or a bruise), muscles (tender to touch or move), bones (significant injury), or inner organs (like kidney, spleen, etc). Without temperature or other sx, ok to try anti inflammatory and stretching. If it continues, ER or your practitioner. ...Read more

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I was nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

I was nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

Get medical exam: Pyelonephritis is a severe infection in the kidney; it should be evaluated by a medical provider at the earliest opportunity. A kidney stone may partially or fully obstructed the kidney and cause a hydronephrosis. It to should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Hepatitis of the liver is also a possibility and should be examined quickly. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some back pain. Last week it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

I have been experiencing some back pain. Last week it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

Thoracic Disc?: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T10-12 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI if indicated. If W/U is normal it may be Fibromyalgia of thoracic spine. TX PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT. GLUTEN FREE DIET. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM GUTBLISS. COM ...Read more

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Back pain when I breath in on both sides under rib cage?

Pain on breathing: How long have u had this? Do you have fever or cough or chest congestion or vomiting or nausea and is it associated with meals? . It could be form a variety of things best to see ur doc. ...Read more

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Have a bumpy rash on my back pain in my bottom ribs and on the rash its self?

Have a bumpy rash on my back pain in my bottom ribs and on the rash its self?

Hard to know: A new unilateral rash on the back associated with deep pain can potentially be shingles. A physical examination and interview is needed to confirm or offer potential alternatives. ...Read more

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I'm having this lower left ribs up to my left chest and left shoulder and my upper left back pain, what could this be?

I'm having this lower left ribs up to my left chest and left shoulder and my upper left back pain, what could this be?

Many possibilities: It could be many different things, from a simple self-limiting condition such as a rib strain, to more serious conditions such as internal organ diseases or pinched nerve in your spine. More information is needed in order to be better able to assess the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more