Thread: Rib pain
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Old 17-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Dr Scoliosis Dr Scoliosis is offline
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Default Re: Rib pain

Dear Amber's Mum

Rib pain in teenagers is not uncommon. It can be be due to a number of causes, mostly related to growth. Pain at the side or lower part of the ribs can be where the bony rib joins the cartilage. It seems to be related to growth. In scoliosis, the chest wall, being attached to the spine, tends to twist with it. This may contribute to pain but is not a big problem. It does not have any major effect on breathing. Unless curves are very large, scoliosis does not cause problems with respiratory function.

Dr Scoliosis