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Tender localized area on your ribcage is most likely muscle inflammation.
do you have any shortness of breath?
does the pain worsen with physical activities?
Does it radiate to your back?
How long you have the pain?
Based on your information, the muscle inflammation must have been triggered by the pinched nerve at your spine.
The nerves supply your ribcage area.
So this is is likely nerve related since you do not have any other symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, nausea etc.
Anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen at high dose will provide some relief.
Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times a day with food.
Prescription medications like Tramadol or Gabapentin also can be used.
However, most effective treatment option will be to see a chiropractor.
Chiropractic therapy can release the tension.
That does suggest nerve involvement.
Nerve related symptoms will only improve when they get proper rest and also treatment.
The improvement is gradual usually 3-4 weeks.
YOu can start Ibuprofen.
Please consider chiropractic therapy.
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