Vc, I'm sorry about your rib pain. I've been having it, too, and at times it is nearly debilitating. I'm laying on the couch as I write this trying to stretch it out. I agree with Bromache's suggestion about the pillow behind the back- I drove a lot today and my car has terrible lumbar support. Almost puts your spine in a concave shape which compresses the abdomen and makes the rib pain way worse. I've heard of women getting stress fractures, etc, from pressure on expanding ribs late in pg. it hurts so much
Oh, that sucks! A sprained rib. Ugh. I guess there's not much that can be done about that. I hope the ice packs give you some relief.