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    Old 01-04-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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    Scoliosis and Rib Pain?

    I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 25, so there was nothing that could be done for me. I've noticed over the years (first memory was when I was 16yo) that occasionally in the middle of the night I wake up with really bad rib pain, and ONLY on my left side. I cannot get rid of it no matter what sleeping position I get into. Literally every position, every side, every angle hurts. So badly that I cannot go back to sleep and the only way to get rid of the pain is to get out of bed and stay upright. Not a great option in the middle of the night. I've noticed over the past few years it's been happening much more frequently. Typically a few times a week now. I used to only really notice it once every couple months.

    I had X-rays taken within the last year and I blew a lot of money on them, as they were a waste and showed nothing. I suspected that was going to happen. I my opinion, I need X-rays WHILE I am experiencing the pain, which is impossible because it only happens at night and it's not every night. I don't know what to do. It's really affecting me lately and it's making me crazy (and tired). Anyone else ever experience this? Is it associated with my scoliosis? How can I resolve the issue?

     
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    Old 01-06-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Scoliosis and Rib Pain?

    I have a similar left rib pain which first appeared less than 3 months ago. Last year my back problems also worsened and I first became aware of a lumbar scoliosis. I have disc degeneration, arthritis of the spine, stenosis ... you name it ... and assumed the rib pain was related. It may be. No one seems to be able to tell me. I am writing, however, because I have discovered another possibility - splenic flexure syndrome which is gas trapped in the splenic flexure, where the transverse colon bends to become the descending colon. (The flexure on the other side is called the hepatic flexure.) From posts I have read, this pain can be excruciating and the gas can be very hard to move. I differ from you in that for me the pain is there when upright and subsides when I lie down. I also have fructose intolerance and experience bloating so it is a distinct possibility for me where it may not be for you. Hope you find some answers and get some relief.

     
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    Re: Scoliosis and Rib Pain?

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    I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 25, so there was nothing that could be done for me. I've noticed over the years (first memory was when I was 16yo) that occasionally in the middle of the night I wake up with really bad rib pain, and ONLY on my left side. I cannot get rid of it no matter what sleeping position I get into. Literally every position, every side, every angle hurts. So badly that I cannot go back to sleep and the only way to get rid of the pain is to get out of bed and stay upright. Not a great option in the middle of the night. I've noticed over the past few years it's been happening much more frequently. Typically a few times a week now. I used to only really notice it once every couple months.

    I had X-rays taken within the last year and I blew a lot of money on them, as they were a waste and showed nothing. I suspected that was going to happen. I my opinion, I need X-rays WHILE I am experiencing the pain, which is impossible because it only happens at night and it's not every night. I don't know what to do. It's really affecting me lately and it's making me crazy (and tired). Anyone else ever experience this? Is it associated with my scoliosis? How can I resolve the issue?
    I am 33 just now having rib problems. Had scoliosis all my life but also pars defect and degenerative disc decease. Ive been to gi ive been to urology ive had an ultrasound so far it is my back. Im doing a hip mri soon and a sleep studdy both on feb. I let u know

     
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    Re: Scoliosis and Rib Pain?

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    I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 25, so there was nothing that could be done for me. I've noticed over the years (first memory was when I was 16yo) that occasionally in the middle of the night I wake up with really bad rib pain, and ONLY on my left side. I cannot get rid of it no matter what sleeping position I get into. Literally every position, every side, every angle hurts. So badly that I cannot go back to sleep and the only way to get rid of the pain is to get out of bed and stay upright. Not a great option in the middle of the night. I've noticed over the past few years it's been happening much more frequently. Typically a few times a week now. I used to only really notice it once every couple months.

    I had X-rays taken within the last year and I blew a lot of money on them, as they were a waste and showed nothing. I suspected that was going to happen. I my opinion, I need X-rays WHILE I am experiencing the pain, which is impossible because it only happens at night and it's not every night. I don't know what to do. It's really affecting me lately and it's making me crazy (and tired). Anyone else ever experience this? Is it associated with my scoliosis? How can I resolve the issue?
    I am 33 just now having rib problems. Had scoliosis all my life but also pars defect and degenerative disc decease. Ive been to gi ive been to urology ive had an ultrasound so far it is my back. Im doing a hip mri soon and a sleep studdy both on feb. I let u know it did say something about incomplete distended gallbladder

     
    Old 01-19-2016, 03:27 PM   #5
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    Yes, please do let me know. I neglected to say before that the rib pain I was talking about is on the left side at the front. I do, however, also have a pain high up on the pelvis, left side only, at the back. The back pain is more likely towards evening and can be acute and stabbing. My lumbar scoliosis is to the right and my pelvis seems to have shunted over to the right (upper body not centered over lower body and stretched 'belly button'.) I suspect that the pelvis and floating back rib/s are hitting one another, if that is possible. Everything on the left side is bunched up so that I cannot really bend to that side. I have suggested my theory to my doctor, a chiropractor (useless), a physio .. No one seems to know. I intended to see a specialist to try to get answers but in the meantime I have torn a shoulder tendon and my doctor has used that to put a hold on the back investigation. He is inclined to say that this is how it is, live with it. So yes Kt bug, please do let me know how you get on. A friend told me she has a nephew with scoliosis and they were going to remove a floating rib but instead put him in a brace; he is obviously younger than us. Good luck.

     
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