John F Dean wrote:, the intensity increases depending on how I position myself. So, my self diagnosis is a broken or cracked rib. I know that standard medical tx is pain control. Any permi ideas as to how to do that.
I've used the homeopathic version on my kid and he healed up weeks earlier than the doc said he would.
Comfrey, (Symphytum officinale) also known as knit bone.
Yes, I've had those. Yes, they really hurt. But you should be able to localize tenderness to either right by the spine, or right by the sternum. If the pain is elsewhere, I'd suggest it's a break. It would be good to test for this, because if it's a dislocation, getting it back in place as quickly as possible through stretches and positioning, is really important, and if your muscles are knotted in response, something to help relax them like a hot rice pack/hot bath, may be helpful/necessary.
Not a medical opinion but my own experiences suggest another low-key explanation could be dislocated rib. Those can really hurt.
Hannah Johnson wrote:Just a thought of caution of that logic-- I am pretty sure that 100% of (passed) medical students entered residency, but only the ones who came through are doctors now. I say "pretty sure" because I'm not in that arena and have seen more Scrubs and House than real hospital scenes.
John F Dean wrote:About a week ago I was laying on my stomach working on a water line in a trench. I rolled to the left and felt an intense pain . I suspect I rolled onto a rock. Of course, I figured the pain would go away in a day or so. It hasn’t. And, the intensity increases depending on how I position myself. So, my self diagnosis is a broken or cracked rib. I know that standard medical tx is pain control. Any permi ideas as to how to do that.