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I am a 64 yr. Old female,I have chronic pain

I am a 64 yr. Old female,I have chronic pain from polio,oa and ra also from post polio syndrome,the last couple of weeks,when I stand up after being in bed or chair,I have severe pain starting from my mid back and going to the front around my ribs,what could cause this?
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
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