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    Rib cage and back pain
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    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..
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    davedsel57 responded:
    Hello and welcome.

    Please read through this Tip that is at the top of this WebMD Back Pain Community: http://forums.webmd.com/3/back-pain-exchange/tip/18
    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.

    Blessings,

    -Dave


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