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Back Rib Pain
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monthly?: Many gyne issues, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts will cause those symptoms (predictably) monthly. Pregnancy can cause that. Constipation can cause that, kidney issues, gallbladder issues. Hard to diagnose the cause of pain without a good history and physical exam. See your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more
Pain: Your pain on drinking cold liquid does not sound worrisome. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pain: Difficult to tell, could be related to positions and musculoskeletal or could be other, not enough info. ...Read more
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.
Have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine. Feels back rib pain when i take deep breath. Is it related?Anything to worry? Please detail. 28 yr old f
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
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
27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. shooting , burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 ( after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work. ?
Pain: Please have a family or friend refer you to a primary doctor you have not yet seen. Problems could be related to medical issues or you might set up an appointment with a Psychologist. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?
Went to Mexico& have had diarrhea for 8 days, for the past 3 days I have terrible right side stomach, hip, lower back, & rib pain. Hurts to stand ?
I have elevated blood proteins & IgE (130 of 0-87); arm/leg weakness; excessive thirst; back/rib pain; nausea/vomiting; bacterial infections. Cancer?
Hello I am a 21 year old female, 115 pounds, who has been having pain 4 weeks now, upper/lower back, sternum, rib pain. Spasms, burning pain.
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
There are a number: of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hi I have been working out and about a week ago i squatted very heavy weights and pushed myself now I have this lower back spine rib pain. Will it go?
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