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Intercostal Neuritis: How Chiropractic Can Help

intercostal neuritis and chiropractic

Intercostal Neuritis: How Chiropractic Can Help

Intercostal neuritis, also known as intercostal neuralgia, is a painful pathological condition resulting from damage or malfunction of the intercostal nerves. These nerves, which are part of the peripheral nervous system, play a crucial role innervating the muscles of the rib cage, the skin of the chest, and the tissues of the thoracic cavity, making intercostal pain especially debilitating.

What is the right specialist to improve intercostal neuritis?

A Doctor of Chiropractic is specially trained to manage intercostal neuritis. Through precise vertebral, thoracic, or rib adjustments, chiropractic can effectively relieve pressure on the intercostal nerves, providing immediate relief and long-lasting pain-free effects.

Common Causes and Symptoms of Intercostal Neuritis

Intercostal neuritis can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Physical trauma: Direct blows to the rib cage can damage the intercostal nerves and cause rib fractures.
  • Mechanical compression: Nerve endings can be compressed by displacement of the ribs or vertebrae, inflaming the surrounding tissue.
  • Emotional conditions: Stress and anxiety can tighten the intercostal muscles, irritating the intercostal nerves.
  • Pregnancy: The growth of the fetus can temporarily press and alter the intercostal nerves.
  • Infections: Both rib infections and shingles can cause intercostal neuritis.

Common symptoms include sharp, stabbing pain in the intercostal area, accompanied by tingling, numbness, and in more severe cases, pain that spreads to the chest, arm, and shoulder.

Diagnosis and Chiropractic Care

An accurate diagnosis is crucial to determine the underlying cause of intercostal neuritis and plan effective care. Chiropractic, with its natural and preventative approach, not only improves symptoms, but also addresses the root causes of intercostal neuritis to restore well-being and prevent future recurrences.

Trust the expertise of your chiropractor to guide your recovery and help you return to optimal health.

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