Chiropractic treatment for Intercostal Neuralgia

There are many problems that can afflict our body, but one of the more bothersome ailments are the intercostal neuralgia.

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What is Intercostal Neuralgia?

What is it about? This disorder is caused by irritation, interference, and a malfunction of the nerves found in this area and gives rise to strong stinging inside the chest, in the area of the intercostal nerves and along the ribs, making some of the chest and back movements painful. Consequently, it is good to delve into this condition and know what the symptoms, causes and possible solutions are for those who suffer from it.


Symptoms and causes

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Rib pain is not always a sign of this type of neuralgia, so to know the nature of the problem, it is always necessary to consult a doctor, or a specialist of the spinal column, avoiding self-diagnosis. However, it is possible to recognize the typical symptoms of this disorder, for example, sharp pain when breathing deeply, coughing or sneezing or laughing, but also if you make an intense physical effort. Abdominal pain, fever and tingling can also be clear warning signs. Possible underlying causes of this condition are chest surgery, compression of the nerves in that area, the presence of trauma or neuritis. Rib infections, the presence of herpes, possible vertebral displacements, subluxations or dorsal vertebral misalignment are also possible causes of neuralgia.

Prevention and treatment for intercostal neuralgia through chiropractic

The most effective solutions are those that start from a good analysis of the cause carried out exclusively by a specialist: only then, in fact, can the correct path of treatment be undertaken. Chiropractic treatment is effective in solving problems caused by intercostal neuralgia of mechanical origin. The Doctor of Chiropractic detects the origin of the problem and will start the adapted treatment eliminating the root of the problem.

Regarding prevention, it is recommended to carry out controls by your chiropractor of your vertebral column to anticipate possible vertebral displacements and subluxations. Likewise, experts recommend protecting the chest in the case of contact sports and making some nutritional changes in the diet.

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Step by step treatment

For intercostal neuralgia problems the Doctor of Chiropractic performs a complete examination of your spine and pelvic positioning. The chiropractor’s mission is to detect and correct subluxations. By restoring the vertebrae to their natural position, interferences are eliminated and the nervous system recovers its correct and optimal functioning. Therefore, pain and disorders disappear and health is restored. Unlike traditional medicine, chiropractic not only treats a symptom, such as pain. On the contrary, it locates and treats the origin and cause of the problem in a natural way, without using drugs and their side effects or surgery. Chiropractic treatment manages to release nerve interferences. By intervening in these types of injuries, you can avoid many future complications and symptoms that may arise later on.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

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