I have allergies too, but I get shots and am not troubled by them.
My ribs were found on X-ray to have cortical cracks, after my wreck, and took up the dye on a bone scan.
The rib pain gets worse if I try to sweep with a broom or a vaccuum cleaner, shovel a little snow - anything that involves slight twisting. I've had to hire housekeepers for major cleaning and get hubby to shovel. I used to drive the tractor, but get my son to do that, also get a neighbor to do the major plowing. Sitting reclined, with the body bent forward at that area, can aggravate the ribs too.
The only thing that worked to stop the pain, outside of getting IV narcotics, was nerve blocks for ribs 8,9,10 at the spine. The blocks in the front near the pain didn't work at all. I have to have an anesthesiologist do them. He's told me recently that all he can do in the future is an ablation under anesthesia - burning the nerves semi-permanently. But there's a high chance of puncturing the covering of the lung and getting a pneumothorax, maybe 10 - 20%.
So I just put up with the pain and avoid aggravating it. Tramadol works during the day, not perfectly but all I can take. Since that med wakes me up, I am trying a Celebrex at night along with melatonin and Ambien. At least I wake up with a little less pain. These meds ameliorate, to a degree, the pain from a whole bunch of other conditions.
We can't expect pain free. If we can function it's a win.