A 21-year-old male asked:
Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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!
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General Surgery 16 years experience
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Last updated Nov 7, 2017
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