Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for a dislocated rib. Rib dislocation can be very painful and cause breathing difficulties and pain during laughter and movement.
The rib is attached to the spine and breastbone by joints which are flexible enough to move when breathing. However, when the joints are inflamed or the rib is dislocated, breathing will become difficult and pain can ensue. The causes of dislocating a rib are many, these are some of the common ones.
- Common cold
- Extreme sneezing
- Excessive vomiting
- Working out
- Poor posture
Depending on your condition pain symptoms can vary, such as chest pain, numbness, paralysis, tenderness, pain while sneezing or coughing, lump formation over rib, swelling, or bruising. A dislocated rib is not an easy condition to deal with. Seeking help from a chiropractor might be the best solution. Chiropractic care uses adjustment techniques to loosen surrounding muscles and put the rib back into place, relieving pain and breathing difficulties. Depending on the severity of the dislocation, more than one session may be necessary to get muscles to help secure the rib in a better position.