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Pain between rib & lower back when moving. Why does he get pain?

My father in law is experiencing pain on his right side. Somewhat between his rib and lower back. It's very tender and he said it hurts when he moves, coughs, or sneezes. He does not have pain inhaling/exhaling, or when going to the restroom. I have suggested he go his doc as I do not believe its musculoskeletal. Any ideas?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain on the right side is likely to be due to musculoskeletal origin. It could be due to an injury to the area or a muscle spasm in the area. He needs rest, hot fomentation , pain killers and muscle relaxants for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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Pain your father in law experiencing seems to be due to muscle spasm. It could be due to renal colic. He need rest, antiinflammatory drug and muscle relaxant to relieve the spasm and inflammation. I suggest him to get evaluated by a physician to know the exact cause so that proper treatment could be started.
Hope this will helps you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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