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					Constant Back Pain under Left Rib Cage
Constant back pain under left rib cage is a dilemma for all the patients suffering from it. As a matter of fact, Doctors are most likely to view any kind of
constant pain very seriously and treat it as serious disorder or disease. Rib cage is structure formed by thoracic vertebrae and ribs,
sternum-breastbone, and the costal cartilages-that attach the ribs to the sternum. Cage as a common term means a large enclosure of open work that
houses animals. Rib cage is thus thought to resemble an animal cage and it houses or holds the largest animal heart and lung. Medically rib cage is
also called as thoracic cage.


In the chest-thorax region, nerves spring out from the spine and divide into two parts. The first part goes to just under the skin and further sends fibers
to the surface and also travels around half way around the chest. This is a probable reason for the feeling of pain in the back to the side of the chest.
The second part travels to the bottom of the rib around the sternum bone, and also surfaces to the skin and then goes back towards the side on the
same level as the first nerve. Rib cage pain can be any pain or discomfort in the area of the ribs.


Rib cage pain can be caused by cracked or fractured rib, Costochondritis, inflammation of cartilage near the breastbone, Osteoporosis, and Pleurisy. If
rib cage pain exists with you, we advise that you first get the area x-rayed so as to eliminate the possibility of fractured ribs. If you do have a fractured
rib an immediate surgery is advised. If you've suffered this pain for a longer period of time i.e. 3 or more months its necessary to go for an MRI or CT
scan and consult a professional to examine for nerve damage, tumor or cancer.


Pain due to inflammation of cartilage between ribs and breastbone can radiate around the back and down the arms. Such type of pain could be
enormous enough to give you a syndrome that you are having a heart attack or lung problems. Though this condition is benign but it is very painful
and uncomfortable during the period it lasts.


There may be times when you will visit a gastroenterologist because of the constant back pain under your left rib cage because the problem starts with
your stomach. You might often feel hungry and the feel the urge to let out a big growl, no matter how much you eat it still does not matter, but instead
results in heart burn and pain on the left side underneath the cage. To eliminate the possibility of an infection of the intestine or pancreas routine blood
pathology is conducted. Digestive, gastro and bowel disorders should be ruled out after seeking doctor's medical advice. These indications might
make you think it's due to twisted bowel, so a through checkup of the colon should be scheduled.


Constant pain under left rib cage could also be very much uncomfortable for pregnant women especially those who are in higher stage of pregnancy.
They get terrible pain near the area where the breast meets ribcage. The trauma is sometimes pretty much and it becomes difficult to sleep.


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