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Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Most traumatic rib fractures cause chest pain and 'rib pain' but 'upper 'rib fractures T2, T1 can cause neck pain.Also if the diaphragm has been injured or if you have 'bruised ' your collarbone neck pain is common as pain can be referred there or muscle attachments can be affected. See your physician for examination to rule out other sources for your pain. Best of Luck!
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Husanswered
General Surgery 16 years experience
Rib fractures : Yes rib fractures can cause neck pain

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