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Doctor insights on: Cervical Rib Removal Surgery Recovery

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Should I get surgery for a? Cervical rib?

Should I get surgery for a? Cervical rib?

Depend: Depend upon what symptoms is producing you. If the symptoms are svere (such as vascular or nerve compression)the answer is yes, however if symptoms are mild usually therapy (physical) can help without the surgery.

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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What is? The significance? Of a? Small left sided cervical rib?

Is it symptomatic?: We generally don't treat cervical ribs unless they are causing a problem. If they cause pain or disability, anti inflamatory drugs or manipulation may help. If it is still a problem surgery may be indicated.

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I had extra cervical rib I m 30 yrs old I had very bad pain in my neck I can't move my neck help me?

No cerv rib: One there are no cervical ribs in the body so if u have them they are all extra. Lol. Get your neck pain checked.

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What are symptoms of a cervical rib?

What are symptoms of a cervical rib?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm).

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What are complications of having a cervical rib?

What are complications of having a cervical rib?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm).

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What needs to be done if you have a? Cervical? Rib?

What needs to be done if you have a? Cervical? Rib?

Depends: If it's a symptomatic then nothing is needed. If it is, i'd recommend seeing a cardio thoracic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon that specializes in this area.

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What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Nerves are pinched: Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery.

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What is the link between a? Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What is the link between a? Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm).

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My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

My Chest X-ray "there are very small bilateral either C7 cervical rib or mildly prominent transverse processes at C7." What does this mean?

Usually coincidental: But if you have compression over the brachial plexus in the shoulder, causing neurogenic or vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, leading to arm pain, numbness, weakness, then a question of mechanical effect is relevant. Sometimes, surgical excision is the best solution for such an impact.

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I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that is worse when I breathe in Also occasional pain in arm and hand Could it be cervical rib?

I have been having pain on the top of my left shoulder that is worse when I breathe in Also occasional pain in arm and hand Could it be cervical rib?

TOS: It could be. One simple test to try is to try and find your pulse in that arm with the arm at rest. Then continue to check the pulse as you raise that are overhead. IF you loose the pulse or it becomes very weak, then you should see see a specialist for evaluation. Be sure they have experience with thoracic outlet syndrome. Good luck.

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I have cervical spinal stenosis, my dr scheduled surgery for 16mar, bone plugs. Do you have any insight for my issues? I've also been treated by cardiac, pulmanary, and neurology dr's, I've experienced pain, numbness, tingling, and chest pain. My lungs cl

I have cervical spinal stenosis, my dr scheduled surgery for 16mar, bone plugs. Do you have any insight for my issues? I've also been treated by cardiac, pulmanary, and neurology dr's, I've experienced pain, numbness, tingling, and chest pain. My lungs cl

See below: Make sure you anesthesiologist is aware of all your problems. It is often helpful to make sure your cardiologist and pulmonary doctor are aware of the surgery so that they can suggest appropriate post-operative care.

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What's the normal recovery period after cervical disk surgery?

What's the normal recovery period after cervical disk surgery?

Depends: If a fusion was done, it can take 12 weeks for enough bone healing to allow full activity. If the ruptured portion was removed without fusion, there is usually enough healing after one month. Symptoms in both cases usually improve well before this. However, severe long standing symptoms may take longer.

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What's recovery like after getting a cervical fusion surgery?

What's recovery like after getting a cervical fusion surgery?

3 months: Assuming a proper work-up has been done and conservative care has failed, most patients do very well from a single level cervical fusion. Average time for a complete recovery is 3 months. Check out spine health. Com.

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Please explain if it is possible to get a thoracoplasty (rib removal) without having corrective scoliosis surgery?

Please explain if it is possible to get a thoracoplasty (rib removal) without having corrective scoliosis surgery?

Not a clear? ??: A rib removal has nothing 2 do with scoli. Nor does a thoracoplasty have any connection 2 scoli. A thoracoplasty, depending on what is 2 b done may or may not require rib/ribs 2 b removed, but not in their entirety, just enough 2 allow exposure.