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Sunday, November 09, 2008 Charlie, Community Member, asks

Q: why do I have pain under left rib cage when I yawn in the morning and thru the day

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, Community Member
11/10/08 1:58pm

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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By Charlie, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/19/12, First Published: 11/09/08