Rib and Chest Pain in Oak Lawn, IL
One type of pain that can be quite alarming is rib/chest pain. This type of discomfort can result in preventing an individual from taking deep breaths or feeling a heavy pressure on the chest. Many people who experience rib or chest pain for the first time tend to worry that it could lead to a heart attack. However, it’s important to know that there are many different types of ailments that can cause rib pain. For example, rib fractures, thoracic spine radiculopathy, or even a simple strained muscle.
It’s important to know that in certain circumstances, rib pain may be a representation that something more serious is happening, like cancer or a heart attack. However, many people who have a history of this pain may have gone through extensive medical testing which may reveal nothing. In these circumstances, it is important to schedule an appointment with a professional who has to experience and understanding in this area.
Causes Of Rib/Chest Pain
There is an assortment of different reasons behind why an individual may be experiencing rib or chest pain. This may include, but not limited to, pulled muscles, muscle spasms, cancer, bruised ribs, or other injury-related problems. Having such a wide range of causes makes it vital for individuals to not guess what’s wrong, but rather see a professional.
Rib Pain Diagnosis
To properly diagnose rib pain, a medical professional will ask an assortment of questions, including those about one’s medical history, type of pain, and where it’s occurring. In most cases, a physical exam will be required for the most accurate diagnosis. In some cases, if the professional advises, an individual may need to go undergo a CAT scan or an X-ray.
Symptoms of Rib Pain
The most common symptom is evidently pain. Most patients who come into our office complaining of an intense, sharp pain when taking a deep breath. Some also may experience discomfort or pressure when twisting their body/chest.
Oak Lawn Chiropractor Treatment Plans for Rib Pain
At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we will put our attention on the solution, effectively removing the pain with an accurate diagnosis and physical medicine. We have hundreds of documented cases in both younger and older patients who have had a history of chest pain with no relief and no medical explanation for their symptoms. Many of these same patients have co-existing postural issues and back pain. The proper mechanical and postural treatment can have instant and profound improvements with chest and rib pain.
Call us today for an appointment for a thorough examination of your chest/rib pain today!