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What does it mean if I have pain under my ribs and around

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What does it mean if I have pain under my ribs and around into my mid-back. Pain level about a 7-8 out of 10. I am a 66 year old female. I did do some stetching to reach things high up yesterday. I woke about 5:30 am with this today. I've had 7 Ibuprofen,ice,and heat,and a hot bath.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
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Do you have pain in left side of chest?
Is the pain continuous?
Any past medical issue?
Numbness in arm?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not chest. Blow my left breast,left side,and mid-back. Pain is continuous. No past medical issue. No arm numbness.
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 5 years ago.
It can be muscle injury, or ligament/soft tissue injury. A clinical examination is necessary and if required MRI can also also be advised.
Considering the severity of pain, i advise that you should not delay and get it checked in ER.
To treat this condition doctor advise for medications. These are-
-Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like- Motrin, Naproxen ,Aleve.
-Antidepressants, specifically tricyclic antidepressants, are very helpful.
-Muscle relaxants, are also very helpful in such cases.
Also cortico-steroid can also be advised.
I advise that you should not delay and rush to ER ASAP.
Good luck and take care.
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