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I have an extra rib on both sides of my c7? Can this cause any effects? How did this happen? What can be done about them? How rare is this

I have an extra rib on both sides of my c7? Can this cause any effects? How did this happen? What can be done about them?  How rare is this

Not uncommon: 1 in 200 people have a cervical rib. 10% of people will get thoracic outlet syndrome. The rib can compress the nerves and blood vessels that go to the arms. Here is some information: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/cervical-ribthoracic-outlet-syndrome# ...Read more

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I have extra thoracic ribs and a 6 lumbar vertebrae. I have had severe neck back pain and for years. Are the congenital defects linked to a cause?

I have extra thoracic ribs and a 6 lumbar vertebrae. I have had severe neck back pain and for years. Are the congenital defects linked to a cause?

No.: Give me more info. An extra segment is not a known cause of discomfort in itself. Neck and back pain causes are multifactoral. You might profit from reading my book "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now." Isometric and other exercises work. ...Read more

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I have 2 extra ribs & about 2 months ago they caused pain in my right arm & numb thumb & finger. I don't get much pain but still have numbness! thorts?

I have 2 extra ribs & about 2 months ago they caused pain in my right arm & numb thumb & finger. I don't get much pain but still have numbness! thorts?

Cervical rib: Cervical ribs may cause a neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (ntos) in which the brachial plexus is compressed, resulting in numbness, abnormal sensations, and weakness of the upper extremities. This condition is extremely rare, though, and i doubt you have it. You may have disputed neurogenic tos. There is no indication for surgery. Physical therapy is the typical management for this condition. ...Read more

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What can cause pain under the ribs?

How long: How long has it been? Rib fracture pain can be seen for months after injury. I tell my patients that with or without rib surgery, they can expect pain from the ribs for around 3 months. If the pain lasts longer than that, you might want to be evaluated - there may be injury from the fracture to the intercostal nerve below the rib, and these can be painful and permanent. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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What causes pain in your ribs or sides?

Many things: Too many things to guess...You'd need to see a doctor. This could anything from a bruised rib or pulled muscle, to a kidney stone, gallbladder problem, or lung problem. More details may be helpful, but most pain in the chest (even chest wall) and abdomen should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes spasm pain below right rib?

Intercostal a: It can be a spam of the intercostal (between rib) muscles. Liver inflammation can cause right lower rib pain as can gall bladder problems. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left side under ribs?

What causes pain in left side under ribs?

Eval: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. Get medical care if your pain is on-going. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right side under ribs?

What causes pain in right side under ribs?

Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more