Rib/Chest Pain Treatment in Oak lawn

Rib/Chest pain is the kind of pain that makes it difficult for a person to take a deep breath, put pressure on the chest or twist their body. It is always alarming when you feel pain in the chest wall or the ribs. Most people will start worrying that they will have a heart attack. The truth is that there are many conditions that can result in rib pain. Some of these conditions include rib fracture, strained muscles, and thoracic spine radiculopathy.

There are situations where rib pain can signify a serious health condition such as cancer or 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 experiencing and understanding in this area.

Causes Of Rib/Chest Pain

If the doctor thinks that the pain is as a result of a heart attack, an ambulance will be called for you. There are, however, many other causes that could be causing pain in your ribs. These include bruised rib, pulled muscle, internal injuries, muscle spasms, cancer, esophageal problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, injuries due to sports, accident or falls, fractured rib, anxiety and many others. The wide range of causes makes it important to avoid any guessing and see a doctor immediately when you start feeling the pain.

Rib Pain Diagnosis

Rib pain diagnosis will mostly depend on questions asked by the medical practitioner. When you come to our clinic, you will be asked about your medical history, the kind of pain you are feeling when it increases, and the location of the pain.  A physical exam is important in the diagnosis process. If any other condition is suspected, there might be a need for a CT scan or X-ray for better diagnosis.

Symptoms of Rib Pain

The most outstanding symptom is the pain. Most people report feeling excruciating sharp pain when they breathe deep, twist their bodies or put pressure on their chest. The pain is felt in the ribs or the wall of the chest.


At Botti Chiropractic & Wellness, we focus on eliminating pain caused by different conditions through physical medicine and specialized diagnosis.  We have hundreds of documented cases in both younger and older patients who have had 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!

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