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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
Doctor can evaluate: With a special injury like that, a specialist such as a Sports Medicine doctor, an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, or an Occupational Medicine doctor can evaluate. Symptoms of extensor carpi ulnaris injury (ECU) may include: wrist pain or discomfort (especially the pinky side of the wrist), pain with turning a doorknob or opening a jar top, weakened grip, hand cramps, etc... It may be an overuse injury. ...Read more
Depends: Needs an acurate diagnosis for a correct answer. ...Read more
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Ecu subluxation: Is typically treated with rest and NSAIDs and staying away from forceful wrist activities. Often it may require splinting or casting to get the sheath that the ecu sits behind to scar down. Occasionally it does need surgery if not better in 2-3 months with conservative treatment. ...Read more
My shoulder stability exercises have not helped stop the subluxation, my shoulder is getting weaker and i'm a very active athlete what can I do?
Orthopedic referral: If you've failed exercise therapy, the next step would be to see orthopedic specialist for more aggressive treatment. Depending on the nature of your problem and severity thereof, arthroscopic or more radical surgery could be offered or potentially other conservative treatment modalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck subluxation: Sometimes autoimmune disease like arthritis, could affect the vertebrae and result in subluxation more often trauma ,MVAs due to the forces during an accident or sports(football, wrestling, hockey, diving surfing, powerlifting. F/u with orthopedist or neruosurgeon. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1264627-overview#a4 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When Knee cap, ie,: the patella, which Normally slides up and down with motion of the knee, Also moves towards the outer side of the knee, causing pain in the knee. It usually comes back to its original position. Its generally treated with pain meds + therapy to strengthen the inner muscles of the thigh, to try to keep it on the inner side. Surgery is usually necessary. Discuss with your Orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends what is subluxed or dislocated. Some are correctable and some are not, at least not without surgery. ...Read more
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