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Pain in ribs, back pain, breathing issues. What should be done?

Hi my 15 year old has been having pain around ribs ,back he says he feels pain even breathing .dr did x ray and blood work can't find anything .My son does excercise a lot and the day before he was lifting weighs .THis has been 5 days now he says pain to eat also do you think this could be a results from weights or what do you think we should do .thanks
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain in the back that your son is having is likely to be a muscular pain. Taking the pain killers and muscle relaxants will help in reducing the pain. If the pain is persistent then a physical examination is recommended.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain your son experienced seems to be due to a muscular pain most likely caused by a heavy exercise and weight lifting. Taking mild pain killers and muscle relaxants will bring a short term relief. A physical examination is necessary to find out the exact cause.
Meanwhile you can do a hot fomentation and apply a local analgesic gel on the area to relieve the spasm.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
Could bedue to weights.Do some hot fomentation, massage with anti-inflammatory-analgesic cream(Moov),avoid work outs for few days .
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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