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What Is The Best Treatment For Chest Pain On Deep Breaths
Pleuritic pain: It's the classic description of pleuritic pain... pain resulting from inflammation or irritation of the pleura (the lining surrounding the lung); the inflammation is called pleurisy. But, not all pain with inspiration is pleuritic. Pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tracheitis, cancer...all can cause painful respiration. It's like saying "Not all hoofbeats are from horses...some are from zebras." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.
get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax.Even w/ breath sounds equal etc. Rib fxs. Generally heal on their own in 6-8 wks and just need protection while healing. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi..my question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain..and which is the best treatment for that?
I left heating pad on too long between under the right shoulder and collarbone. Intermittent pain in that area. What is best remedy for treatment?
Burn.: Could be a mild burn. Make a paste of baking soda and have someone apply it over the area. If it still persists after 24 hours, see your doctor ...Read more
Is the graston technique good for someone that has neck pain? What is the physical treatment for neck pain? Please help this is driving me crazy
Graston technique: Is great for muscle and myofascial pain. If you have pain simply from that, someone with graston experience can help a great deal. However, if it is from nerve irritation, arthritis or disc issues, then it will not help. The treatment for neck pain really depends on the pathology causing the pain. ...Read more
Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?
Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I am getting pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. What is cause and best treatment for this condition?
Hmm: If there is no injury it could be a muscle, ligament, tendon injury or bakers cyst. Blood clots are possible and would not need to be red swollen or painful. Best advice is get examined please. ...Read more
None: It is far better to see you doctor than to self medicate there are many different possilbilities and degrees of severity. ...Read more
Lower Back Pain: Conservative therapy works well for most patients with lower back pain. The use of prevention is the best - exercise, stretching, and strengthening. During the acute phase of pain - nsaids or acetaminophen, if not contraindicated, and heat and/or ice, usually work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My entire left shoulder and up to the frontel chest is numb and the pain is deep and extreme what can I do?
Call 911 to go to ER: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms, but go to er. ...Read more
Hospital ASAP: Get to the hospital immediately. A sucking chest wound means that the chest cavity is open to air and the lung on that size is completely collapsed. First aid for this is classically placing an occlusive dressing that is taped down on three sides and left open on the fourth side. Definitive treatment is surgery, placing a tube into the chest to re-expand the lung, and breathing machine (ventilator ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the physical pain of anxiety be constant? My chest and armpit pain are constant, as is the need to yawn and take a deep breath.
Musculoskeletal: In all likelihood you have an irritated inter-costal nerve or muscle and whenever you take a deep breath and the muscle stretches it hurts. Having said that, it is important that you make sure there is no lung problem going on that is mimicking a strained rib muscle or nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the cervical spine (neck) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
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