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Would a fracture of the L3 cause severe pain in the ribs

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Another 3-4 weeks at: least, as the rib Fxs certainly hurt. Its only been 2 weeks since your accident. Things U can do to help yourself, include:- 1: Heating pad ; 2: Supp... Read More

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Wait : Rib fracture almost always heal, so if you can hang in there it should be pretty well healed up over the next two to four weeks. If it is particularl... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Pouls
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info. needed .: . . . Hard to help without additional info. Callous formation implies healing. The real question is the cause, correct? Rib fractures rarely occur spo... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Shoulder pain: If your xray/mri was normal, it's encouraging. I would suggest physical therapy as the next step but would leave the final decision up to your treatin... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Get evaluated: Post fracture pain in the ankle and foot can be caused by degenerative changes post fracture, nerve injury or entrapment generally, and rarely, by an ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Pain: It could be due to a number of conditions. I would see a podiatrist for an examination and definitive diagnosis
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Dr. Karl Schultz
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: Aside from routine over the counter pain medications such as motrin/ naprosyn/ tylenol, (acetaminophen) treatment alternatives really depends on what ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Many causes: Could be an infection, inflammatory problem, arthritis, or a torn cartilage. With severe pain, see a specialist.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
Thoracic Surgery 52 years experience
Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Associated injuries: Get investigated by your physician , upper rib fractures are also associated with other injuries , especially true in first rib fracture . Follow with... Read More

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