In around November of last year 2015, one of my co-workers squeezed me in my rib cage and back area with their hand purposely while giving me a hug assuming she wanted to play around. I wasn't having so much pain before. Only my back was paining be a lot at times or if I stood up a lot. I went to my doctor and he just used a stethoscope on me and told me I was fine. As for my back he wasn't clear on that and thought I had normal back pain and told me to stretch. I had taken Advil but it didn't really help I had gotten some massages and my back still hurts but is doing just a tiny bit better. But my rib cage wasn't hurting too much before only when I touch the bone but now it hurts just a bit, but is doing a little better after icing, heating, using muscle rub and taking advil. I noticed that when sitting or exercising, I would occasionally feel something in my throat, im not sure what it was, maybe it was shortness of breath, but it happened for 2 secs and went away. Now I haven't gotten it yet again.
Is it normal for me to still have pain since November when it is Febuary and is the shortness of breath or symptom normal and is it because caused by this or something else ?
What are good self treatment methods ?
What do you advise me to do ?