Chest pain is the fourth leading cause of ER visits in the nation. When chest pain occurs, the first thing our mind goes to is a potential heart attack. But did you know that only about 5% of chest pain is related to a heart attack? Chest pain can be scary and should be evaluated by a doctor, but when a doctor releases you with a diagnosis of non-cardiac chest pain caused by rib pain or muscle spasms, it may be time to look for alternative methods to relieve annoying chest pains.
Causes of Non-Cardiac Chest Pains
Surprisingly, chest pain can be caused by a variety of other health issues unrelated to the heart. Distorted ribs are a common cause of chest pain that can affect your ability to move or even breathe properly. Lower back problems can lead to ribs moving out of place, which ultimately results in chest pain. Additionally, those who have undergone open heart surgery could experience chest pain due to the opening and closing of the chest cavity that can displace ribs. Shoulder and neck tightness can also lead to chest pain because they are so close in proximity. Because non-cardiac chest pain isn’t related to heart problems, it may require a different approach for treating the pain. Fortunately, Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor is trained and experienced in addressing rib displacement, among other problems, that leads to chest pain.
Chiropractic Care Is Safe and Effective for Alleviating Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
Because the rib cage, neck, and shoulders are part of the musculoskeletal system, a Charlotte chiropractor is the logical choice for correcting rib displacement or neck tightness to reduce pain in the chest. Gentle adjustments can remove tension on the rib cage as well as restore mobility to the spine, shoulders, and neck. Most people experiencing non-cardiac chest pain automatically feel they need to see a medical doctor simply because they aren’t aware of the importance of a chiropractor. Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic has the knowledge and skill set to safely correct rib displacement and muscle tightness that will alleviate problematic non-cardiac chest pain.
Others Have Experienced Relief with Chiropractic
If you know that you have a history of muscle tightness or rib problems, regular visits to a Charlotte chiropractor could be a cost-efficient method for relieving chest pain. In fact, many individuals have also found success in combatting chest paint through chiropractic care. In one case study, a 45-year-old male began chiropractic care due to chest pains. He sought chiropractic care, and after just 3 weeks experienced a complete resolution of chest pain. He reported being pain free at both his 1-month and 3-month follow up visits. In another case study, a 49-year-old man found relief from chest pain, breathing troubles, and anxiety after 4 months of chiropractic visits.
Non-cardiac chest pain doesn’t have to mean an expensive ER or doctor visit. If you or someone you love is experiencing non-cardiac chest pains, find out more about how Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic can provide relief.
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