Cervical Rib Pain

A cervical rib is an abnormality, where an extra rib is found above the collar bone in some people. It might press on the nearby nerve and blood vessels and cause numbness in arms and neck pain, which is called thoracic outlet syndrome.

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My left arm pains a lot and turns blue after dance practice. How to fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, My entire left arm is paining. I feel like the nerves pop when I finish playing the flute. I went to a dance practice, and my hand was purple, and after I massaged it, it went back to its normal color. What is causing this? What can I do to fix it?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen due to a thoracic outlet syndrome or a cervical rib, which can cause compression of nerves and blood vessels and lead to pain and discoloration of the arm and hand. So, I suggest you try doing the following. Get an x-ray of the chest. You need to develop y...  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain while breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a pain, which starts on the right lower back. It hurts when I breathe and also when I stand, sit and sleep. I know that is not kidney stones. But, I do not know what it is. I am a 45 year old female. My weight is 190. I am not on any regular medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. Pain over the back while breathing need to be evaluated thoroughly. In most of the cases, it is caused some minor condition like sprained rib or some contusion of rib caused by minor trauma or fall. Al...  Read Full »

What does cervical rib mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She always complains that she feels some pain in the back side of her neck. We have checked with an orthopedician. From her x-ray, he said that this is due to cervical rib, an extra bone in the neck. Please suggest regarding this.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti A. Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical rib is an extra rib above the first rib. Nothing needs to be done as of now and she needs to be reassured. If the rib causes serious problems like arterial compression or nerve pressure in the future, then it can be removed by surgical methods. As of now, I would...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain under the rib cage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My weight is 53 kg and height is 5.3. From yesterday afternoon, I have some pain under my rib cage. Please check the reference image. I can breathe easily, but it is paining when I am breathing heavy. It has also pained when I laugh, cough and puke. Please help me wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the pain on the right lower side or left lower side of the rib cage? The reason why I am asking this is due to different organs in these areas and the treatment may be different. Please also share if you have cough, fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, yellow ...  Read Full »

What causes pain under left rib cage when bending over?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I am sitting down and taking a deep breath, the left side of my rib cage hurts. Even when I bend over to take a deep breath, it stills hurts and it only happens when I am sitting down, bending over or I am laying on the left side. What could this be? It also feels a little ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  According to your complaints, I think you might have a sore cartilage between the ribs also known as costochondritis unless and until ruled out. If you recently did some heavy workout, lifted something heavy or had a hit on the left part, then the chances of having a...  Read Full »

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