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Mmmm Ribs | By Dr Michael Osborne

   There's easy ribs, there's healthy ribs and there's dysfunctional ribs.

There’s tasty ribs, there’s healthy ribs and there’s dysfunctional ribs.

Did you know that your ribs can move? You probably did. But did you know that your ribs are moving almost constantly? Upon learning that they have a problem with a rib joint, most patients ask “how did I hurt a rib?”. The answer is by doing any movement that uses a rib. For example: breathing, coughing, sneezing, twisting, bending, laughing. Each of those examples requires at least a small, and sometimes quite large or forceful, movement in your ribs.

How do you know you’ve got a problem with a rib? Pain somewhere along the path of the rib is the most obvious sign. It could be pain in your back, side or chest, or any combination of the three. Of course, chest pain is not something to be taken lightly, but once serious causes have been ruled out, a frequently overlooked cause of chest pain can be rib dysfunction.

As a Chiropractor, I’m interested in joints that aren’t moving properly and the dysfunction or pain they can cause in the body. As your ribs have two joints, one at the back connecting to your spine, and another at the front, when a rib becomes dysfunctional, it can mean double trouble.

If you’ve noticed pain in your chest, make sure you have it checked by a health professional. In the event that you think your pain may be related to rib dysfunction, come in and see one of our Chiropractors.  The HealthGuard team of Chiropractors are experts in restoring movement to dysfunctional joints and are well placed to help.  Get in touch with our friendly team today.

To Your Best Health!
Dr Michael Osborne

Toowoomba Chiropractor Dr Michael Osborne

Meet Dr Michael

Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking with my family.
Favourite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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