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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more

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What causes pain on right side of body in rib area sometimes painful when breathing?

What causes pain on right side of body in rib area sometimes painful when breathing?

Could be rib: Dysfunction. Read more about this here at my blog http://www.Basicspine.Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
Once
Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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Trouble breathing when I lay on my back. Pain in mostly right ribs. Only way I get rest is by sitting up. should I be concerned?

Trouble breathing when I lay on my back. Pain in mostly right ribs. Only way I get rest is by sitting up. should I be concerned?

Right chest wall: pain require physical examination and possible radiological examination as injury and infections are high on the differentials ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Once
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
Daily
Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
Daily
Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
Once
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Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing(mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing(mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they

Need to be checked: Your question was incomplete.You had an xray done.Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray. I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain. Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
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Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
Once
Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?

I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?

Mgt: There are a number of possible conditions which can cause these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, muscular pain is a likely cause. Other possible causes include pleuritic inflammation or infection. In your age group, cardiac findings are less common. I would recommend a NSAID and a heating pad. If the pain worsen or does not resolve in a few weeks, please see your physician. ...Read more

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