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How long does it take to get over a thoracic strain, and is it normal to still be having severe burning pain after almost 5 weeks of injury?

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Dr. David Dechellis
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eval

Any pain that is persistent or progressively worsening should be reevaluated by a physician.
Burning pain may represent a pain etiology other than a strain, or may respond to a specific type of treatment depending on the cause. Consider formal evaluation by physician.

In brief: Eval

Any pain that is persistent or progressively worsening should be reevaluated by a physician.
Burning pain may represent a pain etiology other than a strain, or may respond to a specific type of treatment depending on the cause. Consider formal evaluation by physician.
Dr. David Dechellis
Dr. David Dechellis
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should be improving

If you are still having pain after that long you really should be examined a typical strain will heal over 4-6 weeks if you give it some rest.
You want to make sure you don't have any thing else going on which may be causing your pain.

In brief: Should be improving

If you are still having pain after that long you really should be examined a typical strain will heal over 4-6 weeks if you give it some rest.
You want to make sure you don't have any thing else going on which may be causing your pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: If purely muscular

In nature, usually 6-8 weeks depending on your age, underlying physical conditioning and health.

In brief: If purely muscular

In nature, usually 6-8 weeks depending on your age, underlying physical conditioning and health.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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