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Ribcage and Back Pain-feel like there is a vice around body. What type of treatment should i take ?

Ribcage and Back Pain-feel like there is a vice around my body My ribs hurt so bad that i can t breathe more than a shallow breath or stand up fully straight. It is just one about half way up my rib cage and it hurts in the front and the back of my body but not the side. When i push on the front the back hurts. It feel as though I have popped my rib out of place, is that possible? I slept on my side on the floor, have done yoga , and lifted close to 50 lbs. repeatedly (which I am used to) I am not sure if any or all of these are the cause? I am 23 and female, but i have a clear medical history . What kind of doctor should I see?
Mon, 2 May 2011
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Hello.
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
Your problem seems to be due to a muscle spasm due to repeated overworking of your intercostal muscles.You need to stop sleeping on that side of your chest.Do a hot fomentation, apply local analgesic ointment. You can use a chest belt for more relief.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
drrakhitayal@gmail.com

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