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Suggest treatment for pain in the back and below the ribs

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Posted on Wed, 5 Oct 2016
Question: I have been having some pain in my back, on the right side just below and maybe a little behind my bottom rib. Mostly it feel muscular, but sometimes it feel like it grabs and almost takes my breath away. It hurts the most first thing in the morning or after a period of inactivity. It doesn't bother me much when I am moving around. I am a 64 year old white female.
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be muscle spasm, analgesic and muscle relaxant

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Welcome

I have gone through your query and do understand your concern.
I would like to know since when you are facing this problem?
Is there any history of injury? Or excessive stretching?
Is there any swelling? Redness?
it may be due to muscle strain.

You should take NSAID like Aceclofenac with muscle relaxants like Chlorzoxazone/ Tizanidine twice daily for 3-5 days based on the response. You can ask your local doctor for prescription of this agent. Along with this hot compression and analgesic gel or spray will be beneficial. Also give rest and avoid any activities that aggravates the pain. This will help you.

This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor.

I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Suggest treatment for pain in the back and below the ribs

Brief Answer: Likely to be muscle spasm, analgesic and muscle relaxant Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome I have gone through your query and do understand your concern. I would like to know since when you are facing this problem? Is there any history of injury? Or excessive stretching? Is there any swelling? Redness? it may be due to muscle strain. You should take NSAID like Aceclofenac with muscle relaxants like Chlorzoxazone/ Tizanidine twice daily for 3-5 days based on the response. You can ask your local doctor for prescription of this agent. Along with this hot compression and analgesic gel or spray will be beneficial. Also give rest and avoid any activities that aggravates the pain. This will help you. This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor. I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries. Take care.