Rib Misalignment & Chiropractic treatment

Did you know that all ribs in the chest can become misaligned?

Misalignment and unleveling can occur when a rib moves slightly backwards and inwards from the thoracic vertebra towards the spine.

The surrounding back muscles contract and tighten to protect the misalignment.

All of the rib attachments in our chest can become misaligned and cause varying types of pain.

Chiropractic treatment can help to realign the rib joints and relive pain symptoms. ​​

Symptoms of a rib misalignment include:

  • Difficulty or pain when breathing, sneezing, and coughing
  • Often causes a shooting pain around the front or side of the chest
  • May result in neck pain or headache
  • Can cause pain or numbness along the arm

Rib Misalignment is usually caused by:

  • Compression or trauma to the rib cage (i.e. squeezing or falling)
  • Injuries when hit from the side
  • Twisting injuries (usually a lifting and twisting movement)

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