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What is this called?

Every once in a while I get a sharp pain in my chest every time I inhale. It hurts a LOT, like I'm being stabbed with a screw driver. I have to breath short breaths, only breathing till it hurts, and each breath can get a little longer then the one before. Like I'm easing into a full breath, then it stops hurting. The onset seems totally random too.

I remember when I was really young, when this started, my doctor said something about it being a cartilage build up in my chest. So he popped my back and it went away for a while.  It comes and goes, I get my back popped by a friend and it's gone for a while. But I would like to know what it's called, because I can't find anything under "cartilage build up in chest (or back)"

Thanks! Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this question, I was looking around in the forum list for a while trying to find "chest pain" or the similar.
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mine get more frequent too, then I get my back popped and it goes away for several months. if it sounds exactly like mine, maybe you should try a popping all the tight areas in your back. I use a chair usually, and it seems to work pretty well.
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I am having the same pains on the right side of my chest and they are becoming more frequent. I haven't gotten any answers so I was thinking about calling the emergency room nurse to see if she could help me out. It was just a recommendation to you as well
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