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Diagnosed with Costochrondritis. Have multiple ribs protruding. Pain serious. Suggestion?

My name is Melody I have been diagnosed with Costochrondritis. I have muliple ribs in my rib breast protruding. My Pcp doesnt seem to take my pain seriously. I have pain in the front breast threw to the back shoulder blade, Pain radiates to the neck and arm . I currently take 600 mg of ibuprofin which does not help my pain. I also have a one year old I care for which keeps me in motion quite a lot. Any suggestions for talking to my Doctor?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Costochondritis is a chronic immune related disorder which shows mild long term improvement. Symptomatic treatment with pain killers, hot fomentation and muscle relaxants can help in improving the symptoms temporarily.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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