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Posted: 4/29/2014 6:53:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2014 7:15:07 AM EDT by gym007]
I was at the gym and leaned to the right to pick up a dumbbell with my right hand, as soon as I went down I felt an instant sharp pain on the right side of my back, middle vertically kind of where lower ribs would be. I may have heard a pop but I can't be sure. I walked back to my car in pain, and when I drove home I had to crawl in my garage and got stuck on the floor for an hour. Pain was so bad I almost passed out. Managed to get up and walk around and put some icy hot on it and took some Aleve, didn't help that much. This morning it's a little better, but barely, but I also took a painkiller.

It hurts if I twist in certain positions or if I take a deep breath (I cannot take a full deep breath with my stomach, only if I breath out with my chest). If I try a deep breath with my stomach I feel a sharp pain in the isolated location that I described

I spoke to someone and they mentioned I could have broken a rib? How do I know if it's a rib or muscle related?

I've had sciatica pain in lower back and leg before but this is higher up and only my back, isolated to one area, and the pain is worse
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 6:55:38 AM EDT
Perfect screename

Probably just tweaked a muscle, take some Aleve and ride it out.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 6:56:13 AM EDT
I've pulled muscles in my back doing the same thing, usually takes me about a week to get back to normal.  Not saying what you experienced couldn't be something else thou.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 6:58:36 AM EDT
Sounds like you have a cartilage injury to the rib. I did it once sneezing believe it or not. Took me to my knees. 6 - 8 weeks to heal.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:01:59 AM EDT
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Sounds like you have a cartilage injury to the rib. I did it once sneezing believe it or not. Took me to my knees. 6 - 8 weeks to heal.
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Hmmm maybe it could be that. Anything that I need to do or it heals on its own?
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:03:59 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:

Sounds like you have a cartilage injury to the rib. I did it once sneezing believe it or not. Took me to my knees. 6 - 8 weeks to heal.




Hmmm maybe it could be that. Anything that I need to do or it heals on its own?
Nothing you can do. Heals on its own. It should hurt enough to wake you out of a sound sleep when you roll over at night. That's how you know you are doing it right.

 
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:05:38 AM EDT
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Nothing you can do. Heals on its own. It should hurt enough to wake you out of a sound sleep when you roll over at night. That's how you know you are doing it right.  
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Originally Posted By gym007:
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
Sounds like you have a cartilage injury to the rib. I did it once sneezing believe it or not. Took me to my knees. 6 - 8 weeks to heal.


Hmmm maybe it could be that. Anything that I need to do or it heals on its own?
Nothing you can do. Heals on its own. It should hurt enough to wake you out of a sound sleep when you roll over at night. That's how you know you are doing it right.  


I woke up about several times last night
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:06:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gym007:
I was at the gym and leaned to the right to pick up a dumbbell with my right hand, as soon as I went down I felt an instant sharp pain on the right side of my back, middle vertically kind of where lower ribs would be. I may have heard a pop but I can't be sure. I walked back to my car in pain, and when I drove home I had to crawl in my garage and got stuck on the floor for an hour. Managed to get up and walk around and put some icy hot on it and took some Aleve, didn't help that much. This morning it's a little better, but barely, but I also took a painkiller.

It hurts if I twist in certain positions or if I take a deep breath (I cannot take a full deep breath with my stomach, only if I breath out with my chest)

I spoke to someone and they mentioned I could have broken a rib? How do I know if it's a rib or muscle related?

I've had sciatica pain in lower back and leg before but this is higher up and only my back and the pain is worse
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Something similar happened to me and it turned out that i had a rib out. I had an osteopath fix it.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:07:00 AM EDT
OP, I feel your pain.  I did a similar thing to my back a year ago and it still gives me grief.  In fact, I'm seeing a spine specialist this afternoon to hopefully get some kind of relief.  Was diagnosed as a trigger point on the muscle (left side for me) that runs parallel to the spine.  Physical therapy seemed to help six months ago.  Round two coming up.  Honestly I hope they do a MRI, been long enough I'm getting weirded out.

Good luck...the bengay back patches work better than the rest in a pinch.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:19:23 AM EDT
I did something last year that yielded 4 ribs had been dislocated. It sucks, I am still dealing with scare tissue and other related issues with my physical therapist. If it doesn't go away in a week go see a doc, sometimes the tissue will twist vertebra in the spine cause extreme pain like in my case and lose of feeling down my right leg.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:24:03 AM EDT
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Nothing you can do. Heals on its own. It should hurt enough to wake you out of a sound sleep when you roll over at night. That's how you know you are doing it right.  
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Originally Posted By gym007:
Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
Sounds like you have a cartilage injury to the rib. I did it once sneezing believe it or not. Took me to my knees. 6 - 8 weeks to heal.


Hmmm maybe it could be that. Anything that I need to do or it heals on its own?
Nothing you can do. Heals on its own. It should hurt enough to wake you out of a sound sleep when you roll over at night. That's how you know you are doing it right.  



A compression wrap wouldn't hurt anything, though.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:24:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2014 7:25:43 AM EDT by gym007]
I also notice now that I if I tilt my head down I feel a sharp pain in the area that increases as I stretch my head downward. I can almost feel a sharp pulling pain in the area like something is stretching
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I also notice now that I if I tilt my head down I feel a sharp pain in the area that increases as I stretch my head downward
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Don't do that.



 
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:28:22 AM EDT
Muscle.

Get a prescription for Cyclobenzaprine. Don't make plans.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My advice is for entertainment purposes only.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 7:31:54 AM EDT
You might have strained the cartilage and are dealing with the resulting inflammation and sensitivity.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 8:07:25 AM EDT
Take a dose that is quaduple the recommended daily allowance of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, and Vitamin D and Vitamin C for a few days to a week, eat a couple of bananas a day or potassium, taking all of these is necessary as they work in conjunction with one another. They all benefit muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage repair and flexibilty.

Practice laying in a way that stretches your back gently, laying with your arm outstretched ofver your head like a baby does, laying twisted, hips in relation to shoulders and resting in a kneeling position with head on pillow or bed with arms outstretched over your. head

Breathe slowly but deeply to expand the rib cage while in these positions.

Link Posted: 4/29/2014 8:20:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2014 8:23:26 AM EDT by GlutealCleft]
A trip to the doc and an x-ray can rule out bad stuff pretty easily.

Some things that cause back pain go away on their own.  Some don't.  Some go away faster with care.

Not enough info to say, but things like a dislocated rib are not out of the question.
Link Posted: 4/29/2014 8:30:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DukeFan23:
I've pulled muscles in my back doing the same thing, usually takes me about a week to get back to normal.  Not saying what you experienced couldn't be something else thou.
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Hell, I've pulled a muscle just sneezing hard.  


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