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A 38-year-old member asked:

tried and true pain medicine for broken rib?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Oral: Narcotic of several, varieties. When lessened, nonnsteoidals may be enough.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: People have different levels of pain tolerance. Where one person only needs Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) other people require significant levels of narcotics in order to function.
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Intercostal nerve blocks can also be very helpful.
Aug 22, 2013

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