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Cervical Rib Removal Surgery Recovery
I've bilateral cervical rib. I've too much pain in my neck joint, and sourness and stiffness, please suggest me some solution, medication or surgery?
See U PCP: For evaluation and he can refer u to an orthopaedic.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
Rare: Most studies cite rates of 1 in 500 (0.2%) of the general population.
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.
My wife had nerve compression in 2006 with medicine got fine. Now has similar pain in the wrist and shoulder. She has cervical rib. Can she take same med?
Ask your doctor: Ask your prescribing physician. Also look at the medications expiration date.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Left supraclavicular fossa fullness, when I raise arm fullness in the scalene muscles to back, could this be the presents of cervical rib or ddx?
Yes: Or nodes, or mass. Exam and x-rays will be helpful in a diagnosis.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Iv had 2 rib graph rhinoplastys and 2 septorhinoplastys. I'm in recovery at the moment surgeon told me I will need another surgery? Why could this be?
Complex problem: With 4 surgeries on your nose the issues sound complex. Check with your surgeon for better understanding of what they mean.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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