Originally Posted by Chatterbox
How can we tell the difference between Muscle Spasm or strained/pulled Muscle (s)?I've had horrible pain in the area on the left side of my Waist.It hurts when I cough,sneeze or laugh,yet don't when breathing/yawning.Do they leave residual soreness?
Slipped rib? It is a type of sprain. Here is the diagnostic test. Give a light cough. If you are in very intense pain when you do this, that is what you have. It should go away in a week.