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Had fractured ribs after car accident. Difficulty taking deep breaths. Can cold weather impact injuries?

I suffered four fractured ribs, soft tissue damage to lower back, abdomen and neck last year after a very serious car accident (60mph head on) I was a back seat passenger wearing a seatbelt. It took 7.5 months before i could go back to work and that was after extensive physical therapy . In recent weeks I am having difficulty taking long deep breaths and have tenderness at the end of my rib cage. I am wondering if the cold weather could impact my injuries
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
The pain on deep breathing that you are having is likely to be due to a post traumatic inflammation which is commonly aggravated by cold weather. Taking a mild pain killer and doing a hot fomentation will help in relieving the symptoms.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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