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Upper back pain and sternal pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   I have been suffering from an upper back pain and sternal pain for the past 6 months off and on
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is exacerbated with movements, deep breathing, sneezing, coughing, etc.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help uin this
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   I have been prescribed diclofenac by a local doctor, but it does not help in the long-term and the pain is recurrent
Doctor :   ok
User :   pls
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   I am working as a Medical transcriptionist spednign almost 6 hours in front of a PC
User :   Age 50
Doctor :   do yu have acidity problem
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have vomiting or nausea
User :   no sir
Doctor :   do yu have any difficulty in breathing
User :   no
Doctor :   have yu done any blood investigations
User :   but with deep breathing the pain exacerbates
Doctor :   are yu hypertensive

Doctor :   or diabetics
Doctor :   or any medical illness
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