Neck Ribs? 

 December 12, 2013

By  Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – A cervical rib in humans is an extra rib which comes off of the seventh cervical Logovertebra. Sometimes known as “neck ribs”, their presence is a congenital abnormality located above the normal first rib, which comes off the first thoracic vertebra. A cervical rib is present in only about 1 in 500 (0.2%) people. In even rarer cases, an individual may have two cervical ribs. The presence of a cervical rib can sometimes interfere with nearby blood vessels and/or nerves, resulting in neck pain or numbness in the arm known as thoracic outlet syndrome.
National Health Service, August 2012

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Dr. Tripp Stover

Stover Chiropractic, P.C. –  Real. Simple. Healthcare.




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NOTE: You should NOT take this as medical advice.
This article is of the opinion of its author.
Before you do anything, please consult with your chiropractor or medical doctor.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

Dr. Stover grew up in Richmond. He has been married to his wife Andrea since 2000 and they make their home in Mechanicsville with their children, Avery and Garnett.

Dr. Tripp Stover, D.C.

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