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A 30-year-old female asked:

Popped' thoracic spine hugging someone 10 days ago. excruciating pain in thoracic spine, electric radiating around ribs into chest. mri & x-rays normal! muscular?? feels like nerves more than muscles though. what could be?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 41 years experience
This is more likely a pinched nerve that moved a bit with the big hug, with some nerve impingement and swelling. It should slowly resolve as the nerve moves back into a comfortable position.
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