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Sharp pain in the lower back side. Difficulty in breathing. Muscle strain?

Hi there. I am having a sharp pain, almost feels like I am being stabbed, in my lower back right side towards the middle. I cannot take a deep breath without pain. Also, the bottom of my ribcage is so sore towards the back, same side. It hurts to touch it. Could this just be a muscle strain? I have had lower back strain before but the sharp pain when taking a deep breath is something I have never had before. Thank You.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
Your symptoms suggestive of muscle strain. I suggest you to give proper rest to the affected part. Take antiinflammatory like ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation. Apply locally muscle relaxant gel. Hot fomatation to the area also helpful.
Hope this will helps you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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