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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Upper right back pain in my rib?

 rubyred716 - Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:10 am

I've been getting really concerned about this because everytime I breath in like deep..the more my upper right back deep inside like near the rib i guess not sure if it is the rib..but if i sit a certain way it'll hurt..and if i stand up and reach down to the side it hurts..and it also hurts the left side too..and im getting scared..its just like a sharp deep inside my pretty sure its my rib .. if anybody might know what this is please write back..thank you
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:38 am

User avatar It could possibly be a strain, since it hurts more when you are in certain positions, talk to your doctor about taking some antiinflammatories.
 paulDC - Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:40 pm

From what you describe, it can be as simple as a rib subluxation. Try visiting a chiropractor who can easily adjust the rib and whatever else you may have going on in your thoracic spine. An appointment should be cheap (probably covered by your insurance), and the chiropractor is trained to tell if it is something more serious or just as simple subluxation.


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