Slipping Rib Syndrome

Posted by brayimee @brayimee, Aug 21, 2020
@sbcusa

Hi, my wife (57 years old) has had her ribs repeatedly pop out in the last couple of years following a history of chronic neck and upper back pain prior to that due to spinal stenosis. For the neck pain she has had relief from nerve ablation. For her ribs, she has had them manipulated back in place by her osteopathic pain doctor as well as undergone intercostal nerve blocks. I was wondering how Mayo Clinic would treat this problem and who the expert doctors on this issue at Mayo Clinic are? Thanks.

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My PT also provided a push/pull movement, using stretchy bands to put the rib back into place. I am fairly hypermobile on the Beighton Scale, so thought that might be a reason.

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@marye2

My PT also provided a push/pull movement, using stretchy bands to put the rib back into place. I am fairly hypermobile on the Beighton Scale, so thought that might be a reason.

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Thank you for sharing your experience. How long does the rib stay in place after you push it back. If you can share any resource on the internet that shows the exercise that is helping you, that will be great. Thanks.

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@stacey01

Thank you. I am so hopeful. Yes, I will keep everyone posted.

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Hello @stacey01

I've been thinking about your daughter. Did she have her surgery last month? If so, how is she doing?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @stacey01

I've been thinking about your daughter. Did she have her surgery last month? If so, how is she doing?

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Yes, this is week 2 following surgery. The surgery went well. Nothing but great things to say about Dr Klinkner and the Mayo Clinic. There was some initial pain that has subsided. She is slowly building on her activity level.

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@stacey01

Yes, this is week 2 following surgery. The surgery went well. Nothing but great things to say about Dr Klinkner and the Mayo Clinic. There was some initial pain that has subsided. She is slowly building on her activity level.

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@stacey01

So good to hear that all went well! I'm sure your daughter is delighted as well! Will she be having a follow-up in the next month or so?

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@hopeful33250

@stacey01

So good to hear that all went well! I'm sure your daughter is delighted as well! Will she be having a follow-up in the next month or so?

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Yes, her follow up appointment is August 18th.

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