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Have rib pain, possible bulging disc. Done MRI. What is the cause?

I am waiting for my insurance to be active before I can get an MRI that has been recommended but a possibility is that I have a bulging disc & was wondering if this could cause severe rib pain? I've been in pain everyday since about December and it is getting worse now with sharp pains in ribs. Guess I just want to know if it would only be the disc causing everything or if I might have to be concerned with more. Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Based from the information provided it seems like the "DISK PROLAPSE"

MRI is needed to check the space between two spines and any prolapse of disk can be detected.

Now their is the narrow passage from which nerves passes in and out of the spinal cord, and the bones knows as spine are supported by spongy matter known as DISKS, now the prolapse of such disk will decrease the space for the nerve exiting out and in turn will compress nerve, such compression is cause of the pain you are suffering from and the nerve will case pain sensation where it passes to supply the part of body such as ribs.

So yes the sharp rib pain is from the compression of the nerves due to "DISK PROLAPSE/ bulging"

Hope it clears the understanding of the process.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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