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Tests For Cervical Rib
Depends: If it's a symptomatic then nothing is needed. If it is, i'd recommend seeing a cardio thoracic surgeon or orthopedic surgeon that specializes in this area. ...Read more
Rare: Most studies cite rates of 1 in 500 (0.2%) of the general population. ...Read more
Is it symptomatic?: We generally don't treat cervical ribs unless they are causing a problem. If they cause pain or disability, anti inflamatory drugs or manipulation may help. If it is still a problem surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Nerves are pinched: Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more
My wife had nerve compression in 2006 with medicine got fine.Now has similar pain in the wrist and shoulder.She has cervical rib.Can she take same med?
Ask your doctor: Ask your prescribing physician. Also look at the medications expiration date. ...Read more