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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Ribs Or Spine

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Which part of your spine are your ribs connected to?

Which part of your spine are your ribs connected to?

Ribs: The ribs are connected to the thoracic spine. All thoracic vertebrae by definition have a rib attached. ...Read more

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My bottom 3 ribs have broken away from spine can they be reattached?

My bottom 3 ribs have broken away from spine can they  be reattached?

Try will heal: It really depend on how and why they were deattache or separate if it was trauma or accident they will heal of it was for some kind of bone disease then that has to be addressed and treated over all they will heal by time no surgery is needed ...Read more

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Ok my body is hurting everywhere n I get knots on my spine but I judt felt some on .y ribs so why could that be?

Ok my body is hurting everywhere n I get knots on my spine but I judt felt some on .y ribs so why could that be?

Need more informatio: Generalized body pain with knots, real knots or knot like feel comes and goes ?. It is better to have it examined and checked out for connective tissue problems, polymyalgia or fibromylagia. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a problem with my spine made my ribs stick out?

Is it possible that a problem with my spine made my ribs stick out?

Yes, very much poss-: Ible. Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) always results in the chest wall deformity, like what you describe, ie, ribs sticking out. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my spine and ribs when I breath deep. What is the problem ?

Hard to tell: Better to get examined. It may be musculoskeletal pain which may go away with otc anti inflammatory medications. If the pain occurring in spine as well, it could be due to a pinched nerve or arthritis. ...Read more

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Localized pain, middle of back, left of spine under ribs. Has lasted several days. No change, but is worse when sitting and improves when standing.

Localized pain, middle of back, left of spine under ribs.  Has lasted several days. No change, but is worse when sitting and improves when standing.

This type of pain is: very aggravating. It is very likely musculoskeletal coming from a strain of the paralumbar supporting muscles .... but it could be referred pain from the kidneys, spleen, or even some irritation of the peritoneal lining of the abdomen near the stomach. After several days, it is time for evaluation...an history and exam by your provider with some lab tests and possible imaging. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Recently i started having pain at the lower rib cage right and now it seem to spread to the back body but the pain is not on the spine. Wht is this?

Possible : Costochondritis , which effect the junction of the rib to the chest bone (sternum) usually subside by using Motrin in few days, rarely will continue for a while and you have to see your doctor for the treatment. ...Read more

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Sis keeps having sharp pains below right rib and shoots to spine and leg what could this be.

Sis keeps having sharp pains below right rib and shoots to spine and leg what could this be.

Disk herniation: Sounds like sis may have a herniated disk to the lower thoracic or upper lumbar spine. Radiating pains to the ribs, with corresponding back and leg radiations are typical for upper back disk herniations. Also, regarding rib pain, she can have a inflammation of the cartilage of the ribs, or so called costrochondritis. If she does not improve, have her evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Spasm of ribs on right side now current pain in mid back close to spine what could be the cause ? I was not doing any activity if onset

Hard to say: It could be anything from coughing or sneezing hard to a blood clot in your lung or pneumonia. It is also possible to dislocate a rib. In rare instances it could even be coming from your heart. You need to see a dr. Asap. ...Read more