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Is anyone familiar with slipping rib syndrome?
Hello @brayimee, I am not familiar with Slipping Rib Syndrome but did find a couple of articles that provide some information on the condition.
Medical News Today – What is slipping rib syndrome?: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320417
The Slipping Rib Syndrome: An Overlooked Cause of Abdominal Pain: https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/other/abdominal-pelvis/slipping-rib-syndrome-overlooked-cause-abdominal-pain
Hopefully another member will be able to share their experience with Slipping Rib Syndrome. Are you able to share a little more about the symptoms you are having?
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@johnbishop I still have not been diagnosed, but head to WV in a little over a week to be checked and possibly have surgery.
My symptoms are all over. Rib pain. Upper abdomen pain, a lot of GI issues, muscle spasms, nerve pain, my whole alignment is off, but.. All my symptoms are mainly left side. I have mass tension in the body which causes other issues with my muscles.
I have spoken with a handful of people on a Facebook support group called slipping rib syndrome and they all think this is it for me. This is likely the cause of so many issues. I pray everyday this is it and I will get better. Its so depressed not being able to participate in life. Especially when you don't know whats wrong.
@brayimee, Can you share an update with us after your upcoming appointment? Hopefully the find the problem and can successfully treat it for you.
@johnbishop of course. I'm asking for ALL the prayers I can get if you could spare a couple 🙂
I really hope this is my diagnosis. This really needs to get out in the medical field and be taught how to check. So many people I know now have suffered 5, 8 or 18 years with this. Its a real issue and causes A LOT of complications.
Hi Aimee @brayimee, I saw in another discussion that @jenniferhunter gave some links to some possibilities for what could be causing some of your symptoms. Did you happen to see this post with a link to a comprehensive list of spinal cord compression? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/vertebral-hemangiomas/?pg=1#comment-417565
@johnbishop my doctors think my spine and hemangiomas are not an issue. Maybe not the hemangioma, but my spine is definitely an issue right now with this misalignment. I'm praying the thoracic surgeon i am seeing in WV is able to help me. My ribs on the left are definitely a mess and my PT thinks she feels a separation.
I'm sobbing, in bed with a migraine, nerve pain and muscle spasms while my family enjoys themselves. I'm so so sad about all of this 🙁
Aimee, I was just thinking about you and how it must be past the time that you have gone to WV and returned. What is your status now? I remember when we last spoke you were considering trying to go to Mayo Clinic or Michigan Medicine (U. of M.) but you first wanted to see the thoracic guy in WV first. Did you go? How was it? Did he help you and what did he say? Inquiring minds want to know. I am tagging @rwinney @lorirenee1 @jimhd and @johnbishop as I know they all took an interest in your situation, as did I, of course. Please bring us all up to date. Hoping to hear from you sweetheart, Hank
Hi Aimee @braimee, So sorry to hear that you are still in pain and struggling to find some answers. @jenniferhunter may have some information on spine related issues. Hoping your thoracic surgeon will be able to help you in your upcoming visit.
Did your doctors give you any reasons why they think your spine and hemangiomas are not an issue?
@jesfactsmon recovering from slipping rib surgery and it will be long. Still having bowel issues which is a symptom of slipping rib and it probably feels worse from anesthesia.
I've noticed a few symptoms are not as severe, but gently linger. The right side may pose an issue as well. My left rib was not like a usual repair, I had a deformation in rib 9 that need a little cartilage removal. The others were lose and just needed a little tighten. My anxiety is really bad, wake up with sweats a lot because I fear this won't work, but I'm only 4 days post up and can walk. So thats good.
Aimee, I will be glad if this resolves some or better yet all of your previous symptoms. That video you sent to me by email was a little too graphic for me to watch. I am too squeamish.
So did the doctor in WV seem pretty good, pretty knowledgeable?
Are you home now? Are you getting the proper care you need post surgery? Sorry for lots of questions, I'm just hoping it will all work out for you.
I pray so much this will heal me, I prayed again for forgiveness for being selfish. I'm still sore today, but able to walk-around. Anesthesia has caused some BM issue so I'm figuring that out.
Dr. Hansen in WV is a wonderful man. His wife is also incredible. They make a great team and I hope his work is shared more and more with the world. I know he is working on other rib issue too.
He has a YouTube Ribinar that is very knowledgeable.
I'm not home yet, post of visit is tomorrow. I'll be sad to be away because I worry there are no doctors in my area familiar with this, but I know 7 hours isn't too far.
Oh Aimee, this is really a good, hopeful response from you. I feel a great deal of fondness for you and I want nothing more than a resolution for you and your family of this horrible ordeal. So you are still in West Virginia? Is the friend you came with still there as well? Will you be able to make it home alright? I am sending prayers and well wishes as much as I can Aimee. You rest well and post when you can. Your good friend on Connect, Hank
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