A 59-year-old female asked:
pain in chest and back after catching self with one hand from falling while bus did sudden turn, why could have occurred?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kent answered
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multiple things: Hard to tell without a physical exam, but you could have caused some muscle spasms leading to this feeling, jarred your costocondral or costovertebral joints, subluxed a rib/ribs, jammed your shoulder causing pain to entire shoulder girdle, or irritated a nerve in your neck or back with radicular signs. Again, difficult to tell, but if you are concerned and its not getting better, see your doc.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
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