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How to reduce pain in back at the rib cage?

I have developed a sharp pain in my right middle back, right at the rib cage. Standing makes the pain worse and grabbing the sore area or applying pressure with a pillow help reduce the pain. Pain is minimal for the first 1-2 hours after I wake up. I suspect a soft tissue issue since the problem developed around the time I was reaching into a tree to pick apples. Cyclobenzaprene + Advil did nothing to relieve the pain.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have pain in back at the rib cage . Well the symptoms you mention in query can occur due to may reasons like muscle strain , Poor posture , myofascial pain , jolted in a car , hit hard in the back and lift something too heavy . It can also sometimes occur due to cardiac condition like angina . I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order x-ray , CT scan or MRI to confirm the diagnosis . Doctor may recommend physical therapy , particular type of exercises and prescribe muscle relaxant and analgesic . Doctor may also refer you to cardiologist if there will be cardiac problem . For now continue taking advil and apply warm compresses to back .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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How to reduce pain in back at the rib cage?

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you have pain in back at the rib cage . Well the symptoms you mention in query can occur due to may reasons like muscle strain , Poor posture , myofascial pain , jolted in a car , hit hard in the back and lift something too heavy . It can also sometimes occur due to cardiac condition like angina . I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order x-ray , CT scan or MRI to confirm the diagnosis . Doctor may recommend physical therapy , particular type of exercises and prescribe muscle relaxant and analgesic . Doctor may also refer you to cardiologist if there will be cardiac problem . For now continue taking advil and apply warm compresses to back . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari