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How to Treat Cervical Rib?

Medical Treatment:
  • Your GP may refer you to physiotherapy if you have thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Shoulder exercises can help stretch and strengthen the neck area and correct poor posture
  • Massage may also help to release any tight or shortened tissues of the neck
  • Your GP may prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like naproxen or diclofenac to relieve any pain and swelling
  • If you develop blood clots, thrombolytics may be prescribed to break them, and anticoagulants may be prescribed to prevent further development of clots.
  • Surgery - is an option (if these treatments do not help)