Case Study: Severe chest pain from slipping rib syndrome is eliminated
Dawn, a 34-year-old, had rushed to the hospital four times in less than a year, complaining of severe chest pain and fearing a heart attack. EKGs, blood tests, X-rays and a stay in the intensive care unit did nothing to reveal the cause of her pain. Everyone began to wonder if she was imagining the pain, if she was possibly a little crazy.
When she visited Caring Medical, she was not currently having severe chest pain, but did feel a dull ache in her chest. One more test revealed the source of her pain: pressing on her left fourth thoracic rib attachment onto the sternum caused Dawn’s severe crushing chest pain to return immediately. It turned out she had never been examined in this way before. She was suffering from slipping rib syndrome caused by weakened ligaments that hold the ribs to the sternum. Prolotherapy treatments eliminated not only Dawn’s pain, but also proved that she was not imagining it, and that she was not “a little crazy.”
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