Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Having chronic back pain and near rib cage. Have borderline diabetes. Suggestions?

Dec 2012
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2012
Answered : 1704 Questions
i have this now chronic pain in my back on the right side.. near the right ribcage
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be pain that comes from any tissues on back

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for posting on XXXXXXX

Chronic back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or ribcage or lungs or other structures in the spine and could last for more than 6 weeks. Based on your age and description, your own pain could be coming from the ribcage or lungs. You might be suffering from costochondritis or a lung diseases (infection, tumor, pleurisy etc).
You will require a chest scan to determine the actual cause.
It will be wise for you to book an appointment to see a doctor who can actually physically examine you to find out the location and probably the cause of the pain. Based on his/her findings, might be able to provide you with appropriate treatment.

Hope this helps and if you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Dr. Nsah
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor