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Suggest alternate remedy for elevated first rib

I have an elevated first rib, happened with doing lat raises with too much weight. It is crushing my brachial plexus. I have mobilized the first rib with my physical therapist but it still doesn t seem in the correct position. I can not find a physician willing to treat my condition in the area. Any suggestions on self care and /or other physicians maybe to contact?
Tue, 7 Apr 2020
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Hello,You should learn how to do exercises that strengthen and stretch your shoulder muscles to open the thoracic outlet, improve your range of motion and improve your posture. These exercises, done over time, may take the pressure off your blood vessels and nerves in the thoracic outlet.Also use painkiller and muscle relaxants. If the problem continues consult with surgeons the possibility of surgery.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician
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Suggest alternate remedy for elevated first rib

Hello,You should learn how to do exercises that strengthen and stretch your shoulder muscles to open the thoracic outlet, improve your range of motion and improve your posture. These exercises, done over time, may take the pressure off your blood vessels and nerves in the thoracic outlet.Also use painkiller and muscle relaxants. If the problem continues consult with surgeons the possibility of surgery. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician