What is a Chiropractic Rib Adjustment?
Rib chiropractic adjustment is a technique used by chiropractors to address issues related to the ribs. The ribs are an important part of the skeletal system, protecting vital organs such as the heart and lungs. However, they can become misaligned or restricted, leading to pain, discomfort, and restricted movement.
During a rib chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor will use their hands or specialized tools to apply gentle pressure and manipulation to the ribs. This helps to realign the ribs and restore proper movement and function. The adjustment may involve stretching, twisting, or applying pressure to specific areas of the rib cage.
Rib chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including rib misalignment, rib subluxation, rib sprains, and rib fractures. It can also help to alleviate symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, and limited range of motion.
It is important to note that rib chiropractic adjustments should only be performed by a qualified and experienced chiropractor. They will assess the patient's condition and determine the most appropriate technique and level of force to use. The goal is to provide relief and improve overall rib function, promoting optimal health and well-being.