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Rib Pain

chest painAt Central Avenue Health Centre, we know the challenges that come with rib pain. The physical discomfort is only the start, as it can also affect our well-being in other areas of the body, as well as our overall quality of life.

Whether it stems from an injury, strain, or underlying medical condition, finding relief to rib pain is paramount. Explore the natural and personalized care we offer at our Saskatoon office, as we find the techniques and settle on a holistic approach that works for you.

Understanding the Cause of Your Rib Pain

Before delving into our primary and alternative care methods, we assess and consider what is the cause of your pain. To find the right solution, it’s crucial we understand the cause.

Rib pain can result from various factors, including:

  • Injury or Trauma: Blunt force trauma, accidents, or sports injuries can lead to rib fractures, strains, or sprains.
  • Muscle Imbalance: Poor posture, repetitive movements, or muscle imbalances can strain the muscles surrounding the ribs, causing discomfort.
  • Joint Dysfunction: Misalignment or dysfunction of the ribs or thoracic spine can contribute to rib pain.
  • Medical Conditions: Conditions such as costochondritis, rib inflammation, or conditions affecting nearby organs can also manifest as rib pain.

Our team knows that the real problem isn’t always obvious. We look for and address underlying imbalances, and suggest therapies that provide lasting, comprehensive relief.

Using Chiropractic Care Therapy

An effective way to alleviate rib pain is chiropractic care. In diagnosing and caring for musculoskeletal disorders, including those affecting the ribs and spine, we can reduce inflammation, alleviate nerve and muscle tension, and promote healing.

Chiropractic adjustments specifically for rib pain may focus on fixing misalignments in the thoracic spine and rib joints. We also might incorporate rehabilitative exercises to address underlying muscular issues contributing to rib pain.

Reduce Your Pain and Inflammation with Acupuncture

Acupuncture, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. From a Western perspective, acupuncture is believed to trigger the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals, which help reduce pain and inflammation.

In the context of rib pain, we use acupuncture to target acupoints along meridians associated with the ribs and surrounding musculature. By enhancing blood circulation, reducing muscle tension, and modulating pain perception, this method can provide significant relief for rib-related discomfort.

Experience a Relaxing Approach with Massage Therapy

Massage therapy offers a relaxing approach to managing rib pain by targeting muscular tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation. Various massage techniques can be used while focusing on the muscles surrounding the ribs, including the intercostal muscles, pectorals, and upper back muscles.

By releasing tension and improving flexibility through massage, we can alleviate strain on the ribcage and promote the release of endorphins, which act as natural pain relievers, helping to diminish the discomfort you’re experiencing.

Combining Therapies for Comprehensive Relief

Each therapy option we’ve explored—chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy—offer unique benefits for rib pain. Combining these modalities can enhance effectiveness, since an integrated approach lets us relieve the pain and address the underlying causes, facilitating long-term healing and prevention of recurrence.

Get Answers for Your Pain

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Rib Pain Relief Saskatoon, Sutherland SK | (306) 651-2225