Can Rib Cramps and Pain Come from the Spine?
Pain in the rib cage can range from mild tenderness to severe cramps or a burning sensation. Sometimes rib pain stems from a problem in the spine, even if the pain is felt more toward the chest or abdomen. Here are some potential causes of rib pain that may stem from the mid-spine, also called the thoracic spine. See Thoracic Spine Anatomy and Upper Back Pain Fractured or displaced rib A traumatic injury, such as from