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Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Pain: Difficult to tell, could be related to positions and musculoskeletal or could be other, not enough info. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have had right back rib pain for seven weeks. I did not fall or injure myself. X-rays negative. What's up?

I have  had right back rib pain for seven weeks.  I did not fall or injure myself.  X-rays negative.  What's up?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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For more than a week i've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side i was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

For more than a week i've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side i was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

Backache: The causes can include lifting heavy loads, injury , bad posture, inadequate mattress etc. Try changing the mattress or sleeping on floor over the cushion or changing sides or doing back exercises. ...Read more

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What could cause upper back/rib pain I suffer from this daily. I wake up fine but as the day progresses it feels sore and achy. I do have bad posture.

What could cause upper back/rib pain I suffer from this daily. I wake up fine but as the day progresses it feels sore and achy. I do have bad posture.

Posture: If you are able to extend your upper back and improve your posture it is likely to help. If not should get your posture checked with X-ray or MRI and a medical professional. ...Read more

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Why back ribs pain while sitting?

Could be a number : Of things. You will need to have a physical exam. It could be anything from disc problems to simple postural issues causing muscle strains. See a physician, but in the mean time, work on posture, core strength, ergonomics around a desk and weight loss. These things may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered. What might be the treatment for this?

Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered.  What might be the treatment for this?

Physical therapy: Your case is complex in that the cause of the spurs and their location is not clear. Intervertebral disc disease can cause muscle imbalance such that your posture and bone alignment changes, When this occurs the bones can respond by laying down more bone (called spurs) to offset your center of gravity. A thorough evaluation by a PMR Doctor might include MRI is appropriate. PT, Pilates may help. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine. Ct was orderd. What can be the treatment for this?

Back pain: Bone spur usually means arthritic change in joints between your spine and ribs. Initial treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Try that. R ...Read more