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can pain from a back injury radiate or move to the front?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiating pain: Certainly the way we are wired, pain is often felt in the front of our bodies from a pain source in the spine. This is most common in the thoracic spine (rib bearing). Imagine that the nerves from your back follow along with the corresponding rib to the sternum. Nipple level t4, xiphoid t7-8, and umbilicus (belly button) t10, groin t12 above and L1 below.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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