Over the last week or so, I've been getting over a cold and as those things usually go, I've had a bit of a cough.
Last night, after staying outside in the not-so-warm weather for a while, I came home and had a bit of a coughing fit. At the very end, I felt an intense pain shoot through my back, concentrated on the lower left side of my ribs. It left me literally stunned for a few seconds. It subsided after a minute or two, and has since been replaced by a prevalent backache, although it is much worse than any kind of backache I've felt before.
The weird thing is the fact that if I cough now, I feel little to no pain. General movement of my back however causes aching. Also, the are of my back is not swollen or red, and I don't feel any real pain if I press down on it.
I heard that people can actualy break their ribs by coughing too hard. Has anyone had any experience with this, and if so, is this what happened? The pain isn't strong enough for me to have gone to the doctor's yet, but I will if it doesn't go away in a day or two. Any help is appreciated.