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A 26-year-old female asked:

when i bend down forward i feel like right ribs move or something. i lightly pushed one of the last few ribs on right side of back and it went forward a little. i felt it move when i pushed it. left ribs dont really feel like that. is this normal ?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Rib moving : Ribs can move normally. Feeling an individual rib move independently is not normal. I would start with your primary care doctor. I suggest you see an osteopathic doctor with specialty in rehabilitation

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