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Chest and upper back pain after fall

Female, age 42 no history of injury or illness prior to fall: I fell off a ladder five days ago. I fell about five feet and landed on my back and also hit the back of my head , landing on a wooden deck. I did not lose consciousness. My lower back is sore and bruised but as of yesterday, my chest has begun to hurt and it hurts to take a deep breath . The motion to remove my shirt is also quite painful. It hurts more now than it did immediately after the fall. The pain is worse today than yesterday.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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You may have sustained some musculoskeletal injury like rib fracture and/or vertebral column damage. You need to show to your Doctor and get examined and also an X-ray if required. Take pain killers over food under medical supervision to reduce pain for the time being..
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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Concussion and contusion injuries get more painful on next day of injuries.Since you had fall and landed on back you might have suffered injuries to your ribs and spine which is causing pain while you take deep breadth.Take some pain killers for now and see if the pain is not reduced then you may have to get a X ray done to rule out fracture of rib if the pain is severe.So better consult a doctor and get examined & medicines prescribed.
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