I have a pain at the bottom of my left rib cage and it has lasted about 4 weeks now. It is really sore in the morning and when I yawn or breath deeply I get a burning sensation just below my ribcage. I thought it might be a pulled muscle but I dont think so after this long. During the day it eases up some. thanks CJ
Hi.Charlie! Your diaphragm is connected to your rib cage and the major nerve of the diaphragm is the phrenic nerve. You may have some compression of the nerve and/or some rib compression both can cause burning pain upon breathing. Standing up and walking around temporarily relieves the compression. I am a RN and have had similar symptoms. Breathing exercises and chiropractic care is helping me.