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How to cure sharp pain in neck and ribs?

My wife has been having sharp pain in her neck and ribs on her left side tonight. She says it is unbearable at times. This has not happened before and she is in alot of pain. We were sitting together on the couch watching a movie when it started. It has been going on for an hour. Any ideas what this could be.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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The are multiple cause of neck and rib pain and based on your statement we cannot come to a perfect conclusion. Nevertheless she might be having acidity or ulcer which rarely have radiating pain in the chest and arms. Which part of the ribs is paining? And if she is elderly consider taking an ecg in nearby clinic for safety sake cause there is a possibility of angina. Her sitting position or sleeping position may also be a cause.

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How to cure sharp pain in neck and ribs?

The are multiple cause of neck and rib pain and based on your statement we cannot come to a perfect conclusion. Nevertheless she might be having acidity or ulcer which rarely have radiating pain in the chest and arms. Which part of the ribs is paining? And if she is elderly consider taking an ecg in nearby clinic for safety sake cause there is a possibility of angina. Her sitting position or sleeping position may also be a cause.