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Suggest remedies for pain in lower left chest

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Dr. Bhavsar,
My problem that we discussed was pain in my lower left chest cavity and I managed to get a thorough exam through the WV University/Berkeley Emergency Room that did all the major tests that you suggested and more and there is nothing life threatening.
But I still have pain issues, particularly late at night that start at 9pm across my back , sholder to sholder. XXXXXXX Forman
Yesterday was first training at the 'wellness center'. My chest pain did not occur after that, but let me be clearer. Schedule was:
1.Wake at 6:30 am, usually pain free.
2. Take 220- mg naproxen when chest cavity pain starts
3. 8pm second naproxen
4. 9pm, back pain begins
5. If I can't fall asleep with pain, 3rd naproxen at 1 am.

Is there anything I can do to lossen the tight back muscles- if that is the problem?
Is there a better over the counter pain killer?

Thank you, XXXXXXX Forman
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should also start muscle relaxant drug.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Along with painkiller, you're should also start muscle relaxant drug.
Can you tell me what you are doing in wellness center? I mean any exercise or warm up?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
The exercises were of 2 types
1. Cardio vascular (tread mill, rowing, bike) where you monitor your heart rate (80-120)
2. Muscle toning - all with weights(lift from shoulder to over head (it had a lot of chest activity), forearm, crunch, leg push-horizontal).

I asked the druggist at WalMart about muscle relaxent medicine and he said that they were prescription. But maybe I did not ask the proper question.

Thank you, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Do you have warm water pad or ice pack with you?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, your pain is due to exercise and work out you are doing.
Do you have warm water pad or ice pack at home?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 39 minutes later
The only time I did the workout was yesterday, and it seemed to reduce my chest pain. For the past few months I have avoided doing specific exersizes and lifting hoping that 'rest' would be helpful.

But the question remains, are there over the counter muscle relaxants I can use?
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Where do you live?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Combination of aceclofenac and thiocolchicoside is available over the counter.
Aceclofenac is painkiller and thiocolchicoside is muscle relaxant.
Please let me know where you live so that I can tell you over the counter available trade names.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 19 minutes later
Thank you,
You needed my address to give a trade name for Thiocolchicoside- it is:
Falling Waters, WV 25419
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Start Aceden TH plus.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yoi will get aceclofenac and thiocolchicoside combination as Aceden TH plus.
This tablet is easily available over the counter.
Please let me know if you have gastritis problem because this combination will cause gastritis.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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