Skip to content
Rib cage and back pain
Btodawgs posted:
I have been having extremly bad pain near my rib cage and middle back area. Also, when i take a deep breath it starts to hurt. This has been going on for about 12 days and i have not seen a doctor yet. I have tried pain medication and nothing has worked yet. Any help would be excellent..
davedsel57 responded:
Hello and welcome.

Please read through this Tip that is at the top of this WebMD Back Pain Community:
The Tip lists the recommended steps for getting back pain diagnosed and treated.

You will need to see a doctor. Start with your primary doctor and see if a spine specialist and diagnostic testing (MRI or CT Scan) are needed. After you have a diagnosis please come back and update us.

I pray you can get the treatment and relief you need soon.
Click on my user name or avatar picture to read my story.



Helpful Tips

Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit #2Expert
Here are the rest of the suggestions (had to break into to two parts due to the character limits) 5. Make sure that all records ... More
Was this Helpful?
34 of 49 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Spine Center