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Over the past five days I've had pain in my left lower ribs

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Over the past five days I've had pain in my left lower ribs area.
It started as a niggly pain but each day the pain has got worse.
It is very very tender to touch. Extremely painful to turn in bed.
Painful if Itake a deep breath. I have no memory of falling or
Bumping into something. What could it be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

Tender localized area on your ribcage is most likely muscle inflammation.

Dr Basu :

do you have any shortness of breath?

Customer: No
Dr Basu :

does the pain worsen with physical activities?

Dr Basu :

Does it radiate to your back?

Dr Basu :

How long you have the pain?

Dr Basu :

Based on your information, the muscle inflammation must have been triggered by the pinched nerve at your spine.

Dr Basu :

The nerves supply your ribcage area.

Dr Basu :

So this is is likely nerve related since you do not have any other symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, nausea etc.

Dr Basu :

Anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen at high dose will provide some relief.

Dr Basu :

Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times a day with food.

Dr Basu :

Prescription medications like Tramadol or Gabapentin also can be used.

Customer: The pain is at the left back area of my ribs. Pain is at its worst when lying down or twisting my body.
Dr Basu :

However, most effective treatment option will be to see a chiropractor.

Dr Basu :

Chiropractic therapy can release the tension.

Customer: the pain started in a small way five days ago and each day it's got sharper.
Dr Basu :

That does suggest nerve involvement.

Dr Basu :

Nerve related symptoms will only improve when they get proper rest and also treatment.

Dr Basu :

The improvement is gradual usually 3-4 weeks.

Dr Basu :

YOu can start Ibuprofen.

Dr Basu :

Please consider chiropractic therapy.

Dr Basu :

Best wishes,

Dr Basu :

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu : Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr Basu : Tender localized area on your ribcage is most likely muscle inflammation.
Dr Basu : do you have any shortness of breath? Customer: No
Dr Basu : does the pain worsen with physical activities?
Dr Basu : Does it radiate to your back?
Dr Basu : How long you have the pain?
Dr Basu : Based on your information, the muscle inflammation must have been triggered by the pinched nerve at your spine.
Dr Basu : The nerves supply your ribcage area.
Dr Basu : So this is is likely nerve related since you do not have any other symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, nausea etc.
Dr Basu : Anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen at high dose will provide some relief.
Dr Basu : Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times a day with food.
Dr Basu : Prescription medications like Tramadol or Gabapentin also can be used. Customer: The pain is at the left back area of my ribs. Pain is at its worst when lying down or twisting my body.
Dr Basu : However, most effective treatment option will be to see a chiropractor.
Dr Basu : Chiropractic therapy can release the tension. Customer: the pain started in a small way five days ago and each day it's got sharper.
Dr Basu : That does suggest nerve involvement.
Dr Basu : Nerve related symptoms will only improve when they get proper rest and also treatment.
Dr Basu : The improvement is gradual usually 3-4 weeks.
Dr Basu : YOu can start Ibuprofen.
Dr Basu : Please consider chiropractic therapy.
Dr Basu : Best wishes,
Dr Basu : It was my pleasure to help you today.
I am Dr Basu experienced in Metabolic Diseases.
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