A member 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 Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered Jul 25, 2017



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