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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: My 46 yr old husband is having pain in his upper/middle back, he says its his rib cage area. It comes and goes and is pretty severe. It has been like this for about a month and tonight it is uncomfortably worse.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be muscular pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Pain in upper middle back that is intermittent and changes with change in posture can be a muscular pain. Rest hot compress and local analgesic gel application will help. He can take mild pain killers also. if the pain persists then do consult an orthopedician for examination and prescription of oral muscle relaxants.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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