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I have read your post and observations about having rib pain for more than 6 months. Whew! So sorry to hear it. Would you prefer a summary answer to your question, or would you prefer more back-and-forth, where there will be a series of more questions and more details clarified? There is no difference in charges for your preference. You can continue to ask questions and receive answers without additional charges.
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back and forth works for me! Do you have any idea what might have happened to start the rib pain?
Can you tell me more about what makes it better or worse, and what medications or treatments you've tried so far?
I see. did you have an accident or exertion event before it began? did someone or something hit you?
does it feel better with aleve?
have you tried any physical therapy? any stretches or strengthening exercises?
great! that is the most common source of success for patients! would you like some specific exercise options from me?
I can upload them here for you. I wil do that for you.
here, I'll show you how they appear.
were you able to view the attachment I provided?