One of the most common signs of rib dysfunction is pain upon breathing especially upon deep breathing.
Rib pain can occur in the front of the body near the breastbone, in the sides of the body, or in the back near the spine or between the shoulders.
It may occur in combination with mid-back pain and may be due to posture dysfunction and/or muscle imbalance.
Having a rib ‘out’ means that one of the ribs has moved back or moved forward in the joint and is stuck there.
Every time you inhale and exhale your rib cage should expand and compress. If you have a rib out then that rib does not expand and compress as the other ribs do and it becomes irritated and can lead to muscle spasm and pain.
Many patients see instant results when a dysfunctional rib is adjusted.