My husband who is grossly obese, rolled over while laying on the floor on his belly. When he rolled on his left side, he heard and felt a pop in his side. he had been in severe pain every since. He did the same thing last year. Never found the cause of the pain. He can barely walk. Getting out of a chair is very difficult because of he pain. I've given him Tylenol and put Helios oil (7% menthol) on the site.
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replied September 17th, 2009
he should see a doctor then yeah?
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replied September 18th, 2009
He did see a dr. Who took x ray and said unless your broke a rib that punctured a lung, there is nothing to do. Wait it out.
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replied September 18th, 2009
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Did the x-ray show anything? If it is a broken rib, there is really not much they can do. Wrapping it was actually found to make things worse, rather than better, so they don't do that any more. If he is in a lot of pain, call the doctor and ask for a prescription for anti-inflammatories or other pain medication. If your husband has trouble breathing (because of the pain or otherwise) or begins coughing up blood, call the doctor right away.
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replied September 18th, 2009
Thanks. The dr. gave him a pretty strong pain reliever that made him nauseous with the first pill. So...he doesn't want to take any more. I gave him Tylenol and a Sonata (his script) and sent him to bed. He did get some rest then.
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