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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can severe pain in the ribcage after a back injury be treated?

I have a fracture in my back that has not bothered me for a couple years and this morning when I got up it hurt all the way around to my ribs. I can t lean to the left at all. The pain has gotten worse. My rib is hurting on the side and the front. It is very painful.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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The pain in the rib cage is a muscular pain and oral muscle relaxants and rest can help.

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