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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have a pain in my middle upper back on the left. Hurts constantly but worse when i take a deep breathe. I have had a rib out of place before(no idea how) and it doesnt hurt this bad, but wondering if its something similar? And if theres anything i can do
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Injured rib or myositis

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

The upper back pain with breathing can either be due to a sprained rib ( rib injury) or due to a bruised muscle or myositis.

I would recommend that you get an X-ray chest to exclude the presence of sprained or injured rib...

In the meanwhile, you can take an analgesic anti-inflammatory as ibuprofen tablets 200mg every 8 hours (after food) that will relieve the pain and help treat myositis or bruised muscle if present.

I hope I answered your question.
Feel free to ask further

Regards




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