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Can a chiropractor help sternum pain?

I am a 34 year old male. I want to know if a chiropractor can help sternum pain?

9 Answers

Yes, as long as other serious condition such as metastasis is rolled out. Rib heads joins sternum and if the rib head is misaligned you can feel tenderness in the joints. We also can sprain/ strain our ribs in the front. A chiropractor will do full history and order necessary imaging to roll out serious causes and by their exam can locate the area of misalignment. Please make sure you refer to your MD first. Best of luck!
It is important to have an exam from a doctor if you have sternum pain, as this can happen due to many different reasons. In many cases, a chiropractor will be able to help with sternum pain.

Yes, it can. There can also be a couple reasons for this pain, either the cartilage surrounding the sternum is inflamed or there is a rib out of alignment. An evaluation/exam is recommended to determine the cause.

Thank you,

Dr. Churchill
It really depends. Not a common place for pain. Need a good exam first.

Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS
Yes depending on what caused your pain in the first place
That depends on the cause of the pain. A chiropractor should take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination to identify the cause of the pain before making treatment recommendations.
Depends on what is causing the sternum pain. If the sternum or ribs are misaligned that’s causing the pain, then your answer is yes. If it’s a heart problem or you’re not sure if it’s a heart problem, then I’d consult with your MD to rule out a heart issue first. I often see sternum pain not related to the heart and we tend to get great results with resolving that discomfort.
Yes, sternal pain is usually due to muscular tightness and/or ribs being out of alignment. Chiropractors are trained in all the techniques necessary to treat pain in the sternum.
1. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are licensed doctors who do diagnosis and either devilers and/or recommends treatment.That includes all areas of the neuromuscular system. The question is what is causing the problem with the area and that requires diagnosis. Diagnosis can't be done without an examination. If the cause is appropriate and responsive to conservative care then Chiropractic care with its many therapeutic treatments is important and appropriate. Even if the problem has a permanent and/or structural component the treatments may still help, but may not totally eliminate the underlying cause. Don't wait to have the examination, as the sooner the problems is detected and treated the better.