Chiropractic and Chest Pain

In this months column I’d like to focus on a lesser acknowledged reason for why a patient would see a Chiropractor, that is chest pain. Chest pain and epigastric (just below the sternum) pain is a very common symptom that presents to Chiropractic clinics every day. Sometimes it may not be the patient’s main complaint but it may show up as their second or third complaint.  Chest pain of non-cardiac origin is commonly a referral from the thoracic spine (the mid back) or can be pain originating from the rib and sternal joints around the breast bone. As well as mimicking cardiac pain, this kind of pain can also mimic indigestion and reflux. Chest pain is common in people who [...]