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Recurring pleurisy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. I had pleurisy a few years ago and it was traced back to the fact that a chiropractor made me wear a rib brace for a sprained rib. I am moving in a couple of weeks and my rib has been bothering me a lot. I was wondering if it would hurt (i.e. cause pleurisy again) if I wore the rib brace just for the day of the move.
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User :   Hi. I had pleurisy a few years ago and it was traced back to the fact that a chiropractor made me wear a rib brace for a sprained rib. I am moving in a couple of weeks and my rib has been bothering me a lot. I was wondering if it would hurt (i.e. cause pleurisy again) if I wore the rib brace just for the day of the move.
Doctor :   May I know why are you using the rib brace?
User :   i get sprained ribs a lot because of my small frame.
Doctor :   Pleurisy is due to an inflammation of the pleura, which is a covering of the lung.
Doctor :   It is imost often caused by infections.
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