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What causes swelling above the chest after a spinal fracture?

I had a fall, where I fell head first. I went to the ER and they done a exray and Dr said that I had a fracture to my spine. Gave two shots. Sent me home since then I have had swelling in the upper chest area and experiencing a lot of severe pain.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
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Can be due to a soft tissue swelling in response to the injury. This usually subsides with rest.

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