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02-01-2009, 11:25 PM #1mental projection
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Right sided thoracic spine pain....
Pain started last Sunday after crashing onto a cattrack in flatlight. Didn't see it coming until it was too late, tensed up and landed on my skis but the force "crumpled" me, heard a pop in my back, knocked the wind out of me, laying like a spider wrigling around on the cattrack. Yeah I know, those damned cattracks come right out and get you...
No numbness or tingling, I was able to ski down to the lift station under my own power.
Went to the hospital, took a AP and Lateral T spine xrays, no fractures or even minor compression.
It's been a week of Vitamin I, icing, stretching, and minor exercise and still painful.
Pain is still medial to my right scapula and occassionally wraps around my right ribcage, when I sneeze it's really unpleasant. I'm thinking it may be around the area of my lat dorsi, lumbo-dorsal fascia tear or rhomboideus major (yes I'm looking at a muscle diagram) probably not my serratus though.
When doing a row exercise (3 contact points) with 10# dumbell I can feel some strain.
Any ideas or has this happened to others?
02-02-2009, 04:09 PM #2
Subluxed costo-vertebral join or facet joint. Pure guess on that one without an exam.
02-02-2009, 05:40 PM #3
I have had similar pain and a friend of mine who is a Naturopathic Physician simply "pops" my misaligned ribs back into place. It is pretty wild- she can locate the tender area, note a rib or two is somewhat out of place where they attach to the vertebrae and pop them right back in. The relief is almost immediate, though a couple weeks ago it occurred and the muscles near the rib were tender enough it took a couple days to feel totally back to normal.
I asked her how common it was and she said she treats the issue all the time with success, but for some reason other Docs don't often do that sort of adjustment. While I have steered clear of chiropractors, this may be one instance where it could be a simple fix.
Rib Articulation (can't seem to hotlink in my browser right now check out
/\/\/\Perhaps what I am describing is what vinman is stating in medical terms?
Last edited by gunniride; 02-02-2009 at 05:49 PM.