Have you ever experienced back pain and rib pain simultaneously? As it turns out, mid-back injuries are often accompanied by rib pain. The rib cage and ribs are connected to the spine, therefore, if you happen to experience pain in one area it may lead to pain in the other.  Often times when your back and/or ribs are injured, it can be extremely painful. People often experience a dull, sharp, or burning sensation. In severe cases patients find their range of motion limited and experience pain when they cough, sneeze or laugh.

What causes rib and mid-back pain?

  • Postural strain
  • Muscle strains
  • Fractures
  • Inflammation of the cartilage
  • Overworked muscles
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Vertebral misalignments or subluxations

How can I help you with your mid-back pain and rib pain?

Back pain is the #1 reason millions of people visit a chiropractor to relieve their pain and suffering. Back pain is the number one reason people miss work, above any other ailment. For mid-back pain and rib pain, it is important to keep the rib cage and the rest of the spine and structural system in balance. Utilizing heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and flex-and-release techniques to treat the pain. They can also teach effective exercises for the thoracic spine (mid-back and rib pain area).

For additional information or to make an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Pfaff at 367-3315.

Brian Pfaff, DC

Brian Pfaff