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Hi, very pain ribcage.What I can to do?Please help me!

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Garrett Caldwell
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In brief: Painful Ribs

Rib cage pain has multiple causes.
A fall or trauma to the area could result in one or more rib fractures. Pain with breathing may be related to pleurisy, a painful inflammation in the lining of the lungs. An exam by your doctor, some blood tests and likely a chest x-ray would be the safe way to proceed. Osteopathic manipulation may help if no serious source is found, to relax painful muscles.

In brief: Painful Ribs

Rib cage pain has multiple causes.
A fall or trauma to the area could result in one or more rib fractures. Pain with breathing may be related to pleurisy, a painful inflammation in the lining of the lungs. An exam by your doctor, some blood tests and likely a chest x-ray would be the safe way to proceed. Osteopathic manipulation may help if no serious source is found, to relax painful muscles.
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