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Rib Pain and Middle Back Pain Treatment

Written By Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center on October 12, 2019

Man with rib and back pain Do you have middle back pain or rib pain that inhibits eating, sleeping, and even breathing?

If so, don’t wait to seek treatment. 

Here are 4 signs that you are experiencing misaligned ribs, as well as how chiropractic care will stop your pain at the source.

4 Signs of Misaligned Ribs

The ribs are an essential part of the respiratory system. Each individual rib is connected by joints to the sternum on the front of the skeletal system and the thoracic vertebrae on the back of the skeletal system. 

The ribs are an important part of the skeletal system – as they protect the heart and the lungs from harm. They also aid in transferring oxygen and carbon dioxide during the process of breathing.

Sometimes, the ribs become misaligned, which can cause uncomfortable rib and middle back pain. Here are a few symptoms that you have misaligned ribs and need treatment:

  • Breathing in and out hurts, either in the frontal rib cage or middle back areas
  • Discoloration on the skin (like bruising)
  • In feeling around the rib cage, the ribs feel uneven
  • Inability to take in deep breaths

Misaligned ribs are usually caused by trauma – like car accidents and sports injuries – as well as coughing too hard or sleeping wrong. In any of these cases, it is wise to seek treatment from your local Chiropractor in Duluth or Lawrenceville.

Chiropractic Care for Treating Rib Pain and Middle Back Pain

Dr. Steven Sommer, D.C., has extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and frequently administers chiropractic treatments such as extremity adjusting and spinal subluxations. He can take x-rays of your ribs and perform these treatments to set your them back in place – relieving your body of pain.

If you are interested in more information about rib pain and middle back pain, contact Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment, or call 770-623-9291.


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