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Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Had my neck, back adjusted and a dislocated rib popped back in. Came home and started feeling very warm and feverish. Is this normal?

Fever: is usually not normal. Whether is related to the adjusted and the dislocated may be hard to tell. Let the person that adjusted your neck know your symptoms ...Read more

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My chiropractor told me I have a dislocated rib. He keeps adjusting it in place but it keeps popping back out. I'm icing it. What should I do next?

My chiropractor told me I have a dislocated rib. He keeps adjusting it in place but it keeps popping back out. I'm icing it. What should I do next?

Get second opinion: I would see an Orthopedist (Medical Doctor) for a second opinion. Do not recognize "dislocated" when it comes to ribs...Get someone else to look at it Hope this helps Dr Z PS It does NOT sound "serious"... ...Read more

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Should a chiropractor be able to fix a dislocated rib in one visit? I was given a very gentle adjustmt & some PT, and asked to return tomorrow. Legit?

Should a chiropractor be able to fix a dislocated rib in one visit? I was given a very gentle adjustmt & some PT, and asked to return tomorrow. Legit?

Most of us not chiro: Most MD doctors are not chiropractors, & so it wd b improper for any of us to say. (Like commenting on ur neighbor's mother-in-law, it's not our place). If u get any lasting benefit from it, then I wd say it works for u, and u can keep using it. But again, I am not sure how many of us know what chiropractors do, nor if there is any scientific basis for it. But please let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. what could it be

Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. what could it be

Shoulder pain fall: Since it still hurts after 2 weeks would repeat xrays as some fractures may not show up initially . Would also follow up with an orthopedist that specializes in shoulders and consider an MRI as you may have a labral or rotator cuff tear as well or bursitis. F/U witt orthopedist this week . ...Read more

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Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. what could it be?

Fell 2weeks ago, dislocated rib on Lt. side, collarbone, shoulder blade& shoulder hurts& swollen the more I use it the more it hurts. what could it be?

Dislocated rib hurts: Was rib put back in place? Most likely related to the trauma that dislocated rib. May need arm sling to see if that helps. What did your x-rays show? ...Read more

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How do you tell if pain under lower right ribs is emergent? It may be a dislocated rib. Hist eds. It aches and occasional pain when moving around.

How do you tell if pain under lower right ribs is emergent? It may be a dislocated rib. Hist eds. It aches and occasional pain when moving around.

You'll know: Pain in the chest wall that is worse when you move or push on the chest wall is minor. You've got Ehlers-Danlos and can expect some nuisance discomfort like this. Pain that should bring you to the emergency room is obviously not normal pain and you'll know if it happens to you. ...Read more

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Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Unusual: Unless a rib has punctured a lung, surgery is rarely indicated. If the lung is not injured, I have a difficult time understanding the need for surgery. If your leg was punctured a day - overbite , i the hospital should be adequate w/o complications. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast ?

Can a dislocated rib cause a burning sensation in the breast ?

It could, but...: True rib dislocations are caused by high energy trauma, not bad posture, muscle spasm, or ctd. There are some health professionals that reportedly manipulate dislocated ribs back in place, however, anatomically the joint bet. Rib and vertebrae is so rigid that the dislocation/relocation process is a trauma/surgery relationship. See your ob/gyn or pcp for an exam and to discuss other causes ; tx. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

How can you tell if you have a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Pain: The usual symptoms are pain, principally on breathing, and shortness of breath. Confirmation is by chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Chest pain out of nowhere. Can it be a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Chest pain out of nowhere. Can it be a dislocated rib or a collapsed lung?

Maybe: Chest pain can herald many problems but dislocated ribs do not arise out of nowhere they are traumatic injuries. Sudden sharp chest pain on one half of chest can be a collapsed lung - especially if associated with significant shortness of breath. Similar pain can also be from an infection in the pleural space (next to the lung). Dull pain in middle of the chest can be from heart or esophagus. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated rib cause abdominal pain?

Can a dislocated rib cause abdominal pain?

Rib dislocation: Yes, referred abdominal and chest pain is common with rib subluxation. A nerve branch runs under each rib. ...Read more

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What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

Time: Becareful of the term dislocates ribs. The small rib joints (where they attach) can get sprained but rarely completely dislocate. Either way, they will take their time to heal. Occasionally therapy may be helpful for any soft tissue massages. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I dislocate a rib from violently sneezing?

Can you tell me can I dislocate a rib from violently sneezing?

Possible but not --: Very common. Fractured ribs have been documented from sneezing or coughing, in people with osteoporosis. Any concerns see your pcp for a workup to diagnose these issues for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I dislocated my rib and I play basketball, what could I do to get them to not hurt during games?

Not playing would be: the best advice as otherwise you are reinjuring it again & again. If you do have to play, then do check with your local Orthopod and Some Taping could be done to the affected area to give you some relief, which unfortunately will last only till some one bumps into that area or you hit it with your own hand or elbow. ...Read more

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Why mri? Dislocated first rib is result of torn ligament and I have neurological issues now. Gp said that it would have diagnosed it earlier!

Why mri?  Dislocated first rib is result of torn ligament and I have neurological issues now.  Gp said that it would have diagnosed it earlier!

Not sure of ?: I'm unsure of what you are asking. If you are having neurological deficits thought to be related to a first rib issue, MRI would help to confirm this. It would also be helpful in terms of planning treatment. First rib dislocations are very rare and are usually from very high energy traumatic events. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

It's possible,but: More likely is ,you have sore muscles of the chest wall,muscle soreness,from all the coughing.Your breathing muscles contract forcefully every time you cough,and therefore,become very sore with prolonged coughing.Time to c a doc to find out why u r coughing and get treatment. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated or slipped rib put pressure on your organs like the kidneys in your back or any organ? I read it can.

Can a dislocated or slipped rib put pressure on your organs like the kidneys in your back or any organ? I read it can.

Rib injury: It usually takes an injury to dislocate a rib from the spine or sternum(breast bone). This results in severe pain and can cause significant damage to the lungs, heart or some nerves. Mild dislocations are less painful and may need no treatment unlike a dislocated rib. A physician should be consulted for significant rib injuries. ...Read more

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How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

Weeks to never: Everything listed other than a dislocated jaw normally would take weeks to heal. A dislocated jaw may never heal or correctly go back into a normal condition. Once the ligaments are stretched or ruptured, they will never be the same again. ...Read more