Re: Front rib discomfort
Hi Sarah, this is most likely to be nerve pain from your back that tracks round to the front of your ribcage. I had exactly the same sort of discomfort, and a steroid injection into my back sorted it out. If it's the same problem as I had it isn't anything seriously wrong, but it is uncomfortable. I also get the weird rib sensations like the "pushing in" that you describe, especially when lying on my right hand side (my costoplasty was on the left). I think it's just one of those things; if it gets unbearably painful or uncomfortable then do see your surgeon though.
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.