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What Is Costochondritis?

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

One of the reasons why some people visit the doctor is to receive treatment for costochondritis, commonly known as Tietze syndrome. Unfortunately, since this ailment can manifest itself in several ways, it is often misdiagnosed. You may assume prescription drugs can help you with costochondritis. You may also assume you need a risky surgical treatment. However, a chiropractor may be able to assist you in dealing with costochondritis while minimizing complications and adverse effects. It's possible to treat costochondritis with the aid of a chiropractor to relieve the symptoms on the surface and stop them from recurring in the future.


The disorder, costochondritis, affects the ribs of the body. The trachea, lungs, esophagus, and heart are all protected by the rib cage. The ribs are hinged, so they may expand and collapse as needed throughout the breathing cycle. Costochondritis is a disorder that occurs when one of the hinges malfunctions or when inflammation develops inside the ribs. It is a disorder that may cause swelling, pain, and other symptoms in the affected region. Costochondritis may have a major influence on your entire standard of life, depending on the degree.

Costochondritis Symptoms

Like other medical disorders, costochondritis may manifest in a number of ways. The frequently occurring symptom of this disorder is pain that often worsens when you take deep breaths or cough. This exerts extra pressure on the ribs, resulting in more pain. Usually, patients describe a costochondritis condition as a sharp ache or jabbing feeling. But the sufferer can also feel tightness or pressure in the region. It is possible that this illness can afflict numerous ribs instead of only one.

The patient may also experience swelling in the affected region. As the illness advances, they may observe swelling or redness across one or more ribs. If the patient is suffering significant chest pain, make sure they get medical assistance as soon as possible. So that other possibilities may be ruled out this way.

Chiropractic Care for Costochondritis

If you've been afflicted with costochondritis, a chiropractor may treat you in a variety of ways. A chiropractor would usually palpate the region to see which ribs are misaligned, inflamed, and inflicting the utmost pain. They will next adjust the ribs to ensure that they are correctly positioned. This will aid in reducing joint swelling and increasing mobility while also activating the neurological system for maximum healing and giving pain relief.

You can get treatment for costochondritis symptoms, address the main cause, and stop the symptoms from recurring with frequent chiropractic care and attentive exercises at home. So, you should seek the services of a chiropractor to cure costochondritis successfully.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga.

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