What to do about rib muscle pain?
- 7 Apr 2013 by Factfinder411
- pain, muscle pain, muscle, accident
I was in a freak accident car transmission skipped from park to reverse when I got out of the car well the door hit me so hard it hit the side of the car. I was pinned underneath. No broken ribs but they said its hard to tell if the muscle tore from the ribcage. I was dragged about 6 to 12 feet. Now this car has less then 9k miles on it so a lawsuit will be filed. I was given Vicodin then tramadol which didn't help then Vicodin again but was only given it to take the edge off. It's been a week and I can barely move. I was told to take two Vicodin a day which is crazy even the pharmacist said it was weird bc it only last 6 hours. My muscle keeps popping and it is a horrible pain.
What should my next step be? Should I request an MRI or goto an ortho?
7 Apr 2013
I'd say ortho. You need a dr who knows the pain muscles can cause. 2 vicodin a day is ridicules. Have you tried some motrin or aleve for pain too.
8 Apr 2013
Do what Kaismama says- she's exactly correct. We have inner rib muscles and outer rib muscles. Both are hard to heal-but damage to the inner muscles are more painful and take longer to heal-extremely painful. I'm in awe of how strong your spirit is. You deserve about 5 million. This might sound stupid- but are you trying lidocaine or fentanyl patches for this? i hope that you're soaking in tubs of hot water. ICY Hot is a good topical ointment to help reduce pain. Also has your idiot doctor recommended wrapping your rib cage with elastic athletic tape? It's not an adhesive, but it would support your ribs and reduce stress to your muscles from normal movements. I think that your doctor is a jerk.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
due to accident on 27th inst. my rib has been fracture.In x-ray report it was shown that left side 1st rib was fracture but i m feeling pain between ...
1 answer • 5 Feb 2010
I was in a car accident 3 years ago, as far as the pictures are concerned the accident was mild (why i couldn’t get an atty) yet I walked away ...
5 answers • 1 Aug 2012
I was in a freak accident got dragged by my new car transmission slipped from park into reverse. Dragged me between 6 to 12 feet. I tore all muscles ...
1 answer • 6 Apr 2013
Extreme pain no relief with skelaxin
2 answers • 15 Jun 2013
I am already experiencing several reactions but not sucidal. Meds were prescribed for pain result of accident. Mind still fairly clear some face and ...
2 answers • 8 Nov 2014