Rib dysfunction

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What is rib dysfunction?

A change in the position or alignment of a rib can put pressure on the soft tissues around where the rib attaches or along edges of the rib where muscles of the thorax attach (sternum) in front or along the side of the spine in back.

Common symptoms reported by people with rib dysfunction

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rib dysfunction

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Compare treatments taken by people with rib dysfunction

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Who has rib dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 1
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 1

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