I have bad pains in my rib cage along with back pains. Does anyone now what could be causing this?
I know this is an old question but one possibility is costochondritis. This is caused by inflammation in the tissue around the sternum, and it can make the chest feel very tight and painful, particularly when you cough or take a deep breath. I hope you went to see your doctor. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medications can help.
Here are some links that might be helpful to you:
Let's Talk Pain Meds
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain
You need to go to your doctor and have some exams it can be many things, hard to tell without knowing the cause...