I surveyed 5 people who have intercostal neuralgia after a fracture of the ribs or the herpes zoster.
When you have pain in your chest …
A:It’s hard to let out your voice: 4 people
B:It’s easy to let out your voice: 0 people
C:No difference from previous state before the fracture: 1 person
Besides the above answers, they also disclosed having problems such as, “I cannot take a long breath,” or, “I cannot let out a loud voice anymore.”
Please be aware that if you have intercostal neuralgia it can interfere with breathing. Breathing is necessary to vocalize, and determines as well as changes many factors associated with vocalization abilities.
Note:In the past I also had similar problems with breathing, due to chest pain when I injured my costal cartilages. At that time I began to understand that breathing is really relevant to the voice’s volume, the length of the voice emitted, and its vibrations.