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Can A Broken Rib Cause Back Pain
Can lower back pain cause neck and shoulder pain? How can a sprain on one place cause sprain somewhere else?
Neck and Shoulder : Lower back pain does not usually cause neck and shoulder pain. They may be related to a common problem or completely separate issues. Best to be evaluated to determine. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament holds bone to bone. Injuring one ligament does not cause a sprain to another ligament unless there is trauma to both. ...Read more
Rib: Rib pain is unlikely to cause hip or groin pain. ...Read more
Back/Tailbone Pain: The back or lumbar spine is made up of 5 vertebra and their adjacent discs. The lowest disc is connected to the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone) is connected to the sacrum. It is possible for someone with back pain to develop tailbone pain because they are contiguous structures. It is also possible that a structure (nerve, disc, soft tissue) is irritated in the low back and causing coccyx pain. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?
See below: If the strani involver the upper back, the nerves from that area affect the chest. Pain in the muscles of the upper back can radiate around the front of the chest. If the pain in your chest seems to be independent of the back problem, then you need to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Back pain: Spasm in a strained lower back could cause abdominal pain because of tightness & cramps in muscles. However, you should not have internal abdomen problems, only the belly wall muscles and tendons. Treatment would be NSAIDS, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) bengay, moist heat alt cool packs, massage, stretches, taichi, etc... ...Read more
Can chronic appendicities cause rib pain like pain on my ribs or can that be due to my right sided intestine inflammation ?
Yes: Any process occurring in the abdomen could potentially lead to referred pain to adjacent structures, so the rib pain may be from appendix. The pain could also be due to a different process, such as fracture or inflammation from the appendix. Have you spoken to your doctor about the pain? Have you had a recent chest x-ray or other diagnostic imaging? Do you have fever? Have you had recent labs? ...Read more