About Fort Wayne Rib SubluxationDefinition the misalignment of one or more ribs Description Ribs move constantly at their spinal attachments as you breathe and move your body. Ribs attach to the sternum by means of cartilage, allowing some movement when the chest inflates with a breath. If a rib moves and doesn't go back to its normal position, its new, painful position is known as a rib subluxation. You may just experience pain when you take a deep breath or you may experience pain that radiates around to the chest which may be mistaken for more serious conditions like heart trouble. A rib subluxation can be identified and treated simply with Cox Technic, giving a painfree resolution to the problem if that is what it is. Examination A thorough, clinical examination that may include imaging is important to your rib subluxation's recovery and pain management. Thoracic Spine Exam Description Treatment In office, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure and increase the disc height to relieve pain. You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need. Depending on the severity of your pain and symptoms, gentler side-lying Cox Technic may be applied until 50% relief of pain or supine Cox Technic with you lying face up may be applied to guide your recovery. Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine (mid-back) The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved. This is an animation of the goal of Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression: reduced irritation of spinal elements enough to relieve pain and help you regain your quality of life. The amount of decrease in size of the herniated disc necessary for pain relief varies from 0% to 100% for each individual patient. Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine (mid-back) In office adjunctive care may hasten your recovery. At Home Care Among other recommendations, at home you may want to take nutritional supplements that help disc cartilage and bone, sleep on a supportive mattress, sit in an ergonomically designed chair, and modify your daily activities as needed. Contact Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc in Fort Wayne for gentle, relieving treatment of your rib subluxation. "This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."