Rib injury

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What is rib injury?

Rib fracture is the breakage of a rib bone. Rib dislocation means the rib and adjoining bones no longer touch each other. Subluxation is a minor dislocation in which the joint surfaces still touch, but not in normal relation to each other.

Common symptoms reported by people with rib injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rib injury

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rice sock)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibu)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
rib injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
rib injury (1)

Data from patients with rib injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rib injury

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty with orgasm
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Memory problems Short term memory problems
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rice sock)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibu)
Perceived effectiveness
for rib injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
rib injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
rib injury (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rib injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rib injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 5
40s 16
50s 9
60s 12
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from rib injury patients who have completed their condition history
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