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Had an episode of stabbing spasmodic pain radiating like a whip effect from lower back curving around left rib cage withstand pain under left breast?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Check heart first

Once you are sure it is not your heart, you may have a pinched nerve in your back or nerve irritation under one of your ribs (intercostal neuralgia).
Consider stretching, manipulation, physical therapy, or intercostal nerve blocks. Also be sure you have an up to date breast exam to be safe and again, make sure its not your heart!

In brief: Check heart first

Once you are sure it is not your heart, you may have a pinched nerve in your back or nerve irritation under one of your ribs (intercostal neuralgia).
Consider stretching, manipulation, physical therapy, or intercostal nerve blocks. Also be sure you have an up to date breast exam to be safe and again, make sure its not your heart!
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