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could a chiropractor damage a healing rib fracture?

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
16 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If excess pressure or tension is applied to area of fracture
Answered on Apr 19, 2015
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Rib fractures : Yes certain manipulations by a chiropractor may further damage a healing rib fracture.
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

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