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First rib subluxation crushed my brachial plexus on left side near heart. Nervous about surgery outcome! anyone here who has done surgery for this?
Had a sharp pain in my ribs that lasted about 20 minutes and hurt to breathe. Now discomfort on and off for the past 24 hours. Subluxation rib?
Sharp rib pain: With your history of Ehrels Danlos I would be very concerned about an aortic event. Of course it can be a musculoskeletal issue, however an aortic dissection or aneurysm should be immediately be ruled out. The best way is to see a doctor and refer you for further testing ...Read more
Can someone explain the function of the sc joint in relation to a first rib ligament/cartilage tear and subluxation of the first rib? Thanks! :)
Complicated anatomy : The first rib articulates (connects to) the front of the body at the sternum. This is typically slightly below the sc joint but there are ligamentous and connective tissue connection to all three. This joint (1st rib/sternum/clavicle) acts as a connection of the upper extremities to the trunk and plays a part in breathing and other motions. Any disruption in these can lead to problems/pain. ...Read more
Rehab first: If you can "pop" your shoulder in and out at will without any past history of injury then you may be classified as a voluntary subluxator. Generally nonoperative mangement is advised such as therapy. However, if it becomes unbearable/painful or if you had history of injury resulting in shoulder dislocation then surgery may be an option if non-operative means have failed to control your symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the location. Subluxation is defined by motion of a joint beyond the normal. Shoulder and hips are mobile joints that often sublux. Both situations involve as much nonoperative measures as surgery. Surgery usually involves repair of a labrum or other torn stabilizing elements. ...Read more
Myth / lie: Old-fashioned chiropractors talked about "subluxations" that they would treat by popping the back and that supposedly this would restore health. If anyone is telling you this nowadays or putting you in fear for your health, contact your local district attorney & the chiropractic licensing board. Vertebral bodies may be misaligned but this by itself will not cause serious disease elsewhere. ...Read more
Subluxation: See my previous answer at https://goo.gl/6K0xKy. Basically, subluxation refers to minor or partial dislocation, typically in reference to joints but also used by dentists to describe loose teeth due to trauma. Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subluxation which also notes that chiropractors use this phrase to describe abnormalities of the spine. ...Read more
Depends: Needs an acurate diagnosis for a correct answer. ...Read more
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