• Charlie Charlie
    November 09, 2008
    why do I have pain under left rib cage when I yawn in the morning and thru the day
    Charlie Charlie
    November 09, 2008

    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

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    LP
    November 10, 2008
    LP
    LP
    November 09, 2008

    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.

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