I'm getting pain behind my rib cage on the left hand side near the top. The pain is pretty bad at night when I'm lying down, and it often wakes me up. Any idea what this could be? Thanks.
A number of things could be causing your pain. I'm afraid there's no way to know for sure without a physical exam, medical history and possbily some tests. Any chest pain like that is something that your doctor should assess as soon as possible, and you also should consider an emergency room if you're having chest pain. Here are some links that might be helpful to you. Good luck to you!
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I had this pain for about a week one time when I was in th ARMY i went on sick call my doctor took some x ray,s and couldnt find anything which is somtimes expected well he sent me back to work and the following day it seemed alot worse so I went on sick call again when I got in to see the same doctor he said he noticed me walking to his office and said that the pain must be legit so before sending me to the main hospital he said that he had a little bit of chiropratic training and he wanted to try something so I laid stomach side down on the exam bed he went up and down my back with both hands pushing he started talking to distract me and popped my neck and it popped all the way down my spine and that was twenty years ago and knock on wood the pain hasnt returned he said my ribs had got out of alignment