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Rib Cage Pain

Rib cage pain is the pain that occurs below the chest or above the navel. Broken ribs, chest injury, fracture of the rib, osteoporosis, pleuritis, muscle spasm, swelling of the rib cartilage, etc., are the cause of rib cage pain. Treatment is done based on the cause and with painkillers.

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Does radiating pain from abdomen to left side of ribs suggest pancreatitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32-year-old female. Last night out of nowhere I started having a pain suddenly under my ribs on the left side. About an hour later pain developed in my upper back on the left side. I did not fall or lift or hit anything that would cause this pain. Currently, there is no nausea or...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your concern. The pain what you experience may not be due to pancreas as you feel as usually it will get referred to the right side. There is something like spasm between your intercoastal muscles that will lead to same symptoms and pain that you descr...  Read Full »

I got twisted and the left side of my ribs and back started aching. Is it due to torticollis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just started an internship and I cannot take any days off as it is not long so I hope this is nothing serious. I have been lifting some things there, trying to not lift anything too heavy for me, but suddenly I twisted to the side at one point and the left side of my ribs and ...  Read Full »


Tanushree Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain seems to be more muscular than deep inside, which is not getting healed. Also, your BMI (body mass index) is very less, which says you are prone to have injuries and also they will take longer time than usual, to settle. Treatment. Modify your lifestyle. ...  Read Full »

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