A 23-year-old female asked:
Soreness in back (mid rib cage area). worse with bending and taking a deep breath. feels irritated. ?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Thoracic spine: muscles on either side of the spine itself can be strained the same way the muscles of the lower (lumbr) spine can be strained/sprained. These are called the "paraverterbral muscles": APPLY HEAT/ICE (which ever helps more) and if the symptoms persist some PHYSICAL THERAPY is the next step!
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