A 38-year-old member asked:
tried and true pain medicine for broken rib?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Oral: Narcotic of several, varieties.
When lessened, nonnsteoidals may be enough.
4946 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
4918 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2019
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