Ask an expert
Question

12 Aug 2008

Spring a rib
I AM SEEING AN OSTEOPATH WHO ACCIDENTALLY ' SPRUNG ONE OF MY FRONT RIBS' . WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS MEAN AND HOW DOES ONE TREAT IT? RECOVERY TIME?
Answer 1,108 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Rib
It is an chiropractic term meaning that the rib moved a little outwards due to trauma on the opposite side of the rib cage. I am not sure how they treat this , probably by manipulation it back into position? It is not broken or dislocated.
Dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
34% - 9250 votes
No
66% - 17781 votes
Vote