I tripped over the sidewalk and fell. As I hit the steps I caught myself with my right arm extended the left side of my body was caught when my face hit the edge of the steps. Until 3 days ago it felt like I had a rib head misaligned (I finally got that back in place when I PAINFULLY twisted) during this whole time I have had a terrible pain in what feels like my chest at times but at other times it feels like my upper back closer to my shoulder blade.
I have extreme pain (20 out of 10) when I try to get up in the morning
It hurts when I breathe
It hurts to sit up straight
I can ease the pain it I hold my head to the left - it eases the pain enough to keep my from crying but I cannot exercise or stretch without screaming in pain
I do have spinal stenosis, extreme arthritis in my entire spine, bulged disks in cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas, degenerative disk, scoliosis, and probably a few other things that I can't think of right now.
So my question is what the heck did I do to make this pain so terrible? Did I hurt my lung? It's not getting any better - what should I do? Have I hurt myself and I need immediate attention or the injury will mess me up forever?