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What is a rib hump?

What is a rib hump?

Sign of scoliosis: Scoliosis is thought of as a lateral curvature of the spine, however it is actually more of a rotation of the spine. The rotation of the spine causes the ribs to stick out on one side. Hence a rib hump. As the scoliosis worsens typically so does the rib hump. ...Read more

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I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

I had thoracoplasty (rib hump reduction). Will I be able to have kids?

Presumably: A thoacoplasty in and of itself would not keep you from having children. So unless there is some other reason, yes you should be able to have children. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rib hump?

How can I  get rid of a rib hump?

Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more

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How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

How to stop rib hump from scoliosis to progress?

Surgery: After growth stops, scoliosis curves that were sizable at that point will progress by as much as 1 degree every year. The rib hump goes along with the spine curvature. Unfortunately, the only way to reliably prevent progression at your age is a spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Se. A spine doctor: Only bracing in a growing person and surgery has changed the natural course of scoliosis a spine specialist can explain options after curve magnitudes have beeneasured on standing long cassette xrays. ...Read more

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Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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My thoracoplasty to reduce scoliosis rib hump could not be performed as the protrusion was mainly caused by fusion mass. Can anything else be done?

Need more details!: To answer this question, one would need to fully evaluate your x-rays and CT of spine. This is a question better posed to your Ortho or Neuro Spine surgeon. Only they will have the expertise and data necessary to answer this with real understanding after review of your current anatomy via radiographic studies. ...Read more

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My ribs are sticking out on my left side of back. If I bend forward, Looks like a hump. What could that be?

My ribs are sticking out on my left side of back. If I bend forward, Looks like a hump. What could that be?

See below: Usually, if this is just starting at your age, one needs to be concerned about displacement of the ribs(injury) or growths in the ribs-tumors ...Read more

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What can be the cause/s of hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

What can be the cause/s of  hump of the ribs underneath the breasts.Other than scoliosis.?

Sternal asymmetry: Your breast bone (sternum) can articulate with your ribs deeper, shallower, or in the center of your your rib cage. The former is called "pectus excavatum, " the next is called "pectus carinatum." both can cause the ribs to hump up in the chest. Both are innocuous. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Why didn't my scoliosis rib hump resolve after surgery?

Derotation hard: We are bettter at at straightening curve s rotating the spine with the tools we currently have is limit correcting the rotational deformity of scoliosis which cause the rib hump is technically difficult to accomplish the ribs not enough leverage, ribs themselves can have ther own deformity that can't be corrected by correcting the spine deformity s. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

Is it possible to still have a rib hump after scoliosis surgery?

It's common: The rib can have its own deformity to be treated separtely. ...Read more

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BUFFALO hump on neck and back with servere pain and chest discomfort lose of sleep ?

BUFFALO hump on neck and back with servere pain and chest discomfort lose of sleep ?

Make appt: I would make appointment to see your dr. for workup including cortisol levels. Elevated levels or long use of prednisone can cause sleep disturbances and buffalo hump. Do you have puffy face and weight gain? The chest pain may not be related. A good doc will help you sort these out! ...Read more

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Donut shaped bruise above ankle, humped up in middle.Looks like dvt.Just went to er over arm pain and chest.Would blood test also rule out leg clot?

Donut shaped bruise above ankle, humped up in middle.Looks like dvt.Just went to er over arm pain and chest.Would blood test also rule out leg clot?

Need more informati: Would suggest you see your physician and let him or her guide you. The donut lesions sounds more likely it is not a clot anda dermatolgoist may clarify. The ER is not a way to get health care ...Read more

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How do I know if I broke a rib?

How do I know if I broke a rib?

Only X-Ray can tell: Rib injuries (whether broken or not) are notoriously bothersome, because the chest wall moves with every breath, so it is not possible to rest the injured area. Only an x-ray can tell whether a rib is broken or not; your doctor may be able to order one for you at a local hospital or freestanding radiology office, or else you can go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Modorate pain on right side under rib?

Gall bladder: Right sided pain under rib is usually gall bladder pain, if you feel its getting worse . If you get nausea/vomiting or fevers. You might need to get an us abdomen. ...Read more