A 27-year-old female asked:
Could a compression fracture at t8 or small hiatal hernia cause a burning/aching sensation underneath the left rib near the sternum that is sensitive to touch and worse after standing?
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Dr. Edward Hellmananswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, a compression fracture at T8 could irritate a nerve in the spine which at that level would cause pain that radiates underneath a rib. This is known as a thoracic radiculopathy.
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