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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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Im waiting to have one of my cervical ribs removed haw long is recovery afther this?

Im waiting to have one of my cervical ribs removed haw long is recovery afther this?

Variable: This can be a quite painful procedure. Even in experienced hands you can expect some significant initial pain. It partly depends on how much dissection is required and the route taken to remove the cervical rib. ...Read more

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Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below  my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

No quick answer: Resting the area is the only treatment. Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping... ...Read more

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Pulled a rib muscle after sneezing recovery time?

Pulled a rib muscle after sneezing recovery time?

Pulled muscle: Typically this lasts just a few days. Try some Naproxen or ibuprofen. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

6 weeks: A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength. Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for both collar , rib fractures?

What is the recovery time for both collar , rib fractures?

6-8 weeks: Clavicle- collar bone usually heals quite well with clavicle strap and time. Quite uncomfortable a single rib heals pretty well all by itself but is painful. Multiple ribs and double fractures and with increasing age or pneumothorax or bleeeding can require hospitalization s. ...Read more

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Cracked ribs at a festival - what's the best method of pain relief? / best recovery options?

Cracked ribs at a festival - what's the best method of pain relief? / best recovery options?

Cracked ribs?: Confirmed by xray? If just bruised, ice & anti-infammatory med like aleve/advil/motrin. If actually broken, doc can rx Lidocaine pain patches to ease the pain or possibly do intercostal nerve block (with Lidocaine ± steroid) for longer lasting relief. Avoid rib belts as they tend to limit breathing & increase risk of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I had anorexia for 5 years. Ever since my full recovery I get random chest pains sometimes in the left rib and sometimes in the right. What cud ths be?

I had anorexia for 5 years. Ever since my full recovery I get random chest pains sometimes in the left rib and sometimes in the right. What cud ths be?

Congrats: on dealing well w/anorexia. Please see your doc to monitor the chest pains but do not let them become a conscious or subconscious reason for you to regress. MAY be something as simple as muscle strain or anxiety. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. Great job! ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak..Recovery long ..Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right side rib. Is it just healing?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak..Recovery long ..Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right  side rib. Is it just healing?

Postop Bile Leak: Postoperative bile leaks are rare but potentially very serious complications of gallbladder surgery. These are usually managed by the placement of drains: endoscopic (into the bile duct) +/- percutaneous (into the fluid collection). Depending on the site of the leak and method of rx, you may still be experiencing pain from an ongoing problem. See your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years. Recovery intermittent. Finally MRI scheduled. Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

First rib still compressing brachial plexus after two years.  Recovery intermittent.  Finally MRI scheduled.  Rib moved yesterday. What can be done?

Recovery takes time: Since your problem already two years and the nerve been affected. You just have surgery. The nerve recovery take time. Please be patient and follow up with your doctor! ...Read more