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Please explain therapy for pain under left and right rib cage?

Please explain therapy for pain under left and right rib cage?

See below: Therapy depends on the cause. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does manual treatments or a physical therapist. Alleve may give temporay relief as well. ...Read more

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Today i just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Today i just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection(skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I have a visible bulge under my left rib cage. It's not painful, but obnoxious. It pops when i push on it. Any ideas?

I have a visible bulge under my left rib cage. It's not painful, but obnoxious. It pops when i push on it. Any ideas?

Possibly a: Floating rib or abdominal wall hernia. Difficult to say for sure. Have a surgeon look at it, because it sounds like a mechanical problem rather than an internal organ problem. ...Read more

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Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Musculoskeletal : Rib cage pain can be due to problems in any of the building blocks of that structure. Negative imaging of the bony elements is reassuring however a good clinical exam performed correctly should help to further narrow down a possible cause. If this is a nerve or muscle issue further imaging may not be helpful although your doc may consider an MRI or bone scan. A trial of therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information: With this ltd.Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle , commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it.Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more

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