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hi everyone im kimberly im 23 years old from oklahoma united states i have two cervical ribs and now ive finally have proof that this is not something im making up and other people experience this too. but i would like someone to verify if there having or had the exact same symptons or very close?

1. numb arm

2. headaches that are terrible

3. muscle loss

4. lack of grip

5. weird shoulders ( cant hold the phone on my shoulders at all)

6. twitches

7. pain

8. sensitivity to cold and touch on occasion

9. constant finger twitches

10. hands getting stuck

11. sometimes pain down my leg

12. and a few other minor things. :?

all these symptons are now happening to my right arm but now there going into my left arm so please help me figure out what steps i need to take ive had lots of mris testing and they dont know here in oklahoma so any advice or help would be greatly appreciated ive been dealing with this for two years with no hope im kinda all out of options at this point thanks hope to hear from some one soon.

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    hi kimberly

    my name is robin i live in the uk i have had all the conditions that you have i also have bilateral cervical ribs (this means that i have ribs on both sides of my neck ) and i have had both ribs removed the left is now great (removed 2000) but the right has regrown two times and each time the symtons get worse but that is the risk that you take i fully expect to have it removed again how ever you need to be postive and get a surgen to explore the sites to see if any thing can be done kind regards robin ps im am now 49 years old and still living a active lifechin up rob :D

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    thanks so much i appreciate it is there any way i can contact you via email or telephone if i had any questions in the near future?

    my email address is ****

    it really makes me happy to find and hear some kind of support in dealing with this issue hope to hear from you and thanks for such kind words. :D

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    Same symptoms exactly also spasams in my hand which were v painful. Op done on left in March this year. Muscle still very thin on my hand and very weak, arm is very skinny compared to right but its not as painful though cant see any other improvement in grip or anything but getting shot of the pain is brilliant.

    Having the op on the right next month as experiencing mild symptoms and surgeon suggests doing that side before I suffer the problems I had on the left. Hopefully this time as the arm isnt that bad I might recover faster. I was a misery for several weeks afterwards! but back at work, and feeling very positive.

    They also did the Adsons test where the pulse just shuts off showing no circulation. Have your guys done that one? Its not conclusive but along with MRI should guide the docs to your problem

    Wishing you the very best and fingers crossed (figuratively as cant actually do that!)

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    hi I also have all the above.. (didnt realise it would cause migranes.. now thats interesting....)

    I have only jsut had my first x-rays to confirm the presence of the ribs which my osteopath found during a treatment on monday morning..

    but no your not alone, from what ive read on this site in teh alst few nights has put my mind so at ease regarding things I thougth were other things.. but now all seem to come back to htese blooming ribs...

    good luck and hope thye help you

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