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How come my back hurt after a chest injury?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Other injuries: You may have other associated injuries. Trauma to the chest commonly causes minor bruising and pain to the entire torso. You could also have other injuries like rib fractures (on the back of your chest). Depending on what type of injury occurred, it is also possible to have spine fractures. If the pain continues or you feel like you are getting worse, see your doctor.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2014

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