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Hi, All. I am a male, 45, in normal health who had a fall 8 weeks ago and suffered a compression fracture of the T8 (and a dislocated coccyx, but that's healing on schedule). I was in a large brace for 6 weeks and the T8 appears to be healing well. This is all very new to me and my concern is this: Over the last few days it has become very difficult to find any position on my sides (either one) to lay on without rib pain, and when upright I feel like there's a weight exactly at the front-bottom-center of my ribs; all the new pain is in line with where the T8 is. It also hurts if I poke in exactly that spot on the front.
I am assuming this is a normal part of the healing process, and I am discussing it with my PT and will consult my Neuro, too, but does anyone here have experience with such a symptom? It seems odd that it should come now, so far into the healing processes. Any input will be appreciated. Thank you.
(PS: I am new to the site and I hope posting in this section was correct. I do not have osteoporosis but this is the only category I saw with "Fracture". More thanks.)