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Chest injury, pain in breast when coughing or sneezing. Should I be doing anything?

I had a fall on my chest two weeks ago and my chiropractor suspects a dislocated rib. It is around my right shoulder . However, my right breast is still painful, especially when I cough or sneeze (I am asthmatic). It is also painful to sleep on my right shoulder - still painful but less so after visiting the chiropractor. Should I be doing anything else, please?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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post traumatic chest pain if persist often warrants a chest X ray. Considering the fact that pain is persistent, aggravated by coughing or sneezing, its worthwhile excluding any rib fracture, dislocation or injury to the lung tissue. It shall be very unlikely that the trauma can exacerbate asthmatic symptoms.
However, visiting your physician to do a chest X ray to exclude any fracture of soft tissue damage is advisable, since its going to give a good orientation to care and exclude unnecessary fears.
Best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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