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Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerve pain

The rib cage discomfort may be due to pressure on a nerve caused by a spur or disc in the midback spine.
A deep breath can also pinch the intercostal nerve which runs between ribs. I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who will order the appropriate images.

In brief: Nerve pain

The rib cage discomfort may be due to pressure on a nerve caused by a spur or disc in the midback spine.
A deep breath can also pinch the intercostal nerve which runs between ribs. I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who will order the appropriate images.
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Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spinal misalignment

Could be a slip disk or simple a vertebral misalignment compressing a nerve.
Consult an orthopedist or osteopathic physician. Some people try reverse gravity (hanging up side down) to align the spine.

In brief: Spinal misalignment

Could be a slip disk or simple a vertebral misalignment compressing a nerve.
Consult an orthopedist or osteopathic physician. Some people try reverse gravity (hanging up side down) to align the spine.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

The problem could be in the thoracic spine -- talk with your doctor and get a good imaging study of your mid back.

In brief: Yes

The problem could be in the thoracic spine -- talk with your doctor and get a good imaging study of your mid back.
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