Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Rib popping something internally

I've been getting an occasional sensation like something -- a rib? - has caught on something soft - muscle? intestines? I don't know what, and then it pulls and pops like an internal rubber band springing back. It really hurts and is so surprising! I'd love to know what's really going on internally. It happens when I have foolishly bent over a bit. It scares me some, but so far I've survived. :>)
Any ideas what might be happening? I have a almost 50 degree king curve with lots of torque and at this point the ribs on the left side are getting really close to my hip bones.
Thanks for any ideas!


  • I'd think its unlikely that a bone would be catching an intestine.... HOWEVER if it is one thing this forum teaches us... is that some how us spine people often find ourselves in the "unlikely" scenario. Better call the doc, and no bending until you've talked with him/her.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Hello Orchidladycats - by the way I love, love, love orchids and worked with a Master Gardener to learn about managing orchids etc....off topic sorry.

    I have severe scoliosis 78 top and 87 lower - had several surgeries for top curve at age 12-20 and I am now 49.

    I am having trouble with scoliosis and it's long term affects on my intestines - my small intestine got pulled away from the stuff that holds the 20 feet of small intenstines in place. This happened because of the scoliosis and extreme exercise over 30 years.

    I had a defecation study done that showed how the small bowel had fell out of place and the way that it is sitting in my abdomen causes a severe obstruction when I push - this all has to do with the scoliosis and how the intenstines are bunched up on one side and being pulled so severely on the other side of my body....

    I do not think the bone is catching on anything - but the scoliosis could be pulling something internally that gets irritated when you bend over or move in certain ways. I am just guessing.

    Hope this helps.

This discussion has been closed.
Sign In or Register to comment.