Hi Kasi and welcome. I do get the burning pain in different places on my body and have had it in the ribs. Ask your doc about lidoderm patches for your ribs. They are 4x6 pads with lidocaine in them that numbs the area enough to help with the pain. You can wear them 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off. For some reason my doc will only let me use one at a time. I've heard others say they use up to three at a time. I was first rxd them for broken ribs. They don't help much for deep pain but your ribs are so close to the surface. I also use them on my hand for osteoarthritis.
I do use TENS unit when the pain is really bad cause I can't take narcotics and only take tylenol and tramadol for pain. It does seem to help to interrupt the pain signal to the brain or at least gets my mind off of it by the sensation.
luv and hugs
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