Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Severe Rib Dysfunction - 4th rib
The head of my 4th rib has actually spurred and I have 4-6 ribs that are dislocated at any given time. How I developed this problem is rare. I am a 44 year old woman that has led a life of athletes up until fall of 09. At that point, I was diagnosed with a herniated and bulging disc in my neck, thoracic outlet syndrome and I pulled my 4th rib out stretching in PT. Multiple ribs went crazy at that point. In an attempt to protect my spinal chord, my spine flattened and that loss of curvature crushed my ribs and caused all this dysfunction. With spine surgery, my curvature returned but my ribs are still a mess. I can breath better now but have limited use of my arms because of my rib issues. Any suggestions? Can a rib spur be removed and would that even help?
Cancel
0 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Severe Rib Dysfunction - 4th rib
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
15631377_tn?1448398222
Blank
Hyderabad, India
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank