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

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 55-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
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Kind of: An MRI is not intended to look at bones (for the most part). However, if it gets better with rest, it may be linked to a muscular injury, and this wo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES!: That's the area where the muscles insert.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Coccydynia: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2682410/ here is great resource of information. Hope you feel better. A local interventional pai ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience Dentistry
Compartment syndrome: Is not likely to move up to the thigh from the lower leg. The fascia of the muscles of the legs and arms is so tight that it doesn't allow for expans ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Chronic cystitis can cause low back or abdomina/pelvic discomfort. It would not cause pain all the way up your spine. If that is persistent, you sho ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : There are many type of compression fractur of the spine if they are sever yes they could.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve. Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Kidney mass: If this growth is malignant, there is a possibility that tumor has spread to the spine and can be causing pressure on the spinal cord radiating pain t ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Hernia/torsion: Please go to er because your strangulating inguinal hernia can be the cause. You need ct of abdomen & pelvis or at least a sonogram depending on locat ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fascitiis: With possible concomitant tarsal tunnel syndrome would be my thought.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Heat and stretch : initially you have to have the right diagnosis of what is causing the pain by having a MEIR of your spine and to see a neurologist for complete evalua ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes : If you are walking on your foot as you are likely compensating and therefore straining the rest of the foot.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain. Some dangerous like heart problems others not so dangerous like intercostal muscle spasms and many many others. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: It can cause pain in many parts of the body.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Physical vs emotionl: It is possible but you should see your doctor to rule out any physical causes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many options: There are many causes of hip pain. Pain can be in the front, side, or back of the hip. A few of the more common causes are arthritis, bursitis, and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Perhaps, a soft collar. It it hurts, abandon it.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Coccydynia!: It's amazing that there's a specialized term even for this. Supposedly caused by having fallen or sat too hard on it, there's an interesting literatur ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anterior knee pain: Possibly patellofemoral syndrome, patellar or quad tendonitis, prepatellar bursitis, osgood-schlatter, patellar maltracking, pf djd. Those are the mos ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can.: More likely the spinal tumor affected d sensory and not the motor (muscular) function of the spinal nerve.Follow up with your orthopedic or neurosurge ... Read More
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