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What causes back and chest pain?

I am a 20 year old guy, I have back and chest pain. It is all on the upper right side of my back and chest. I feel most of the pain from the middle towards the right side of my body. I've had the pain for quite a while and I have taken pain relievers and doesn't help. What could be wrong? Should i contact a Doctor for this?
Wed, 12 Feb 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Back pain and chest pain can be caused by either muscle strain or bone problem. Some time chest infection also cause it. Are you also having cough, fever, pain at rest than cause is infection. If pain is on movement than it is because of muscle weakness. I would recommend you to get an chest x ray. This will give us better idea. If pain is on movement, start taking analgesic and muscle relaxant. Also physiotherapy will help you. Local application of gel like diclofenec can also work. .
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