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I'm 27 & doctor said thoracic bone pain classic of fracture. X-ray inconclusive, but doesn't believe broken because of my age. What could cause pain?
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rib or muscle
Rib fractures can be difficult to spot on xray.
Also, if the muscles (intercostal muscles) between the ribs are injured/strained they can cause a great deal of pain.

In brief: Rib or muscle
Rib fractures can be difficult to spot on xray.
Also, if the muscles (intercostal muscles) between the ribs are injured/strained they can cause a great deal of pain.
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