Having pain in your chest can be scary—most people immediately assume the pain is related to a heart attack and rush to the emergency room. While this isn’t a bad idea since it’s better to err on the side of caution, heart attacks typically only cause about 5% of total chest pain. If you experience chest pain that has been confirmed as non-cardiac, it’s important to explore all your options to resolve the pain and get to the root of the problem. Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic has experience with non-cardiac chest pain and can help you find relief with neurologically-based chiropractic care.
Getting to the Root Cause of the Pain
One of the aims of chiropractic care is to find the true origin of discomfort and dysfunction. Dr. Bolar is not satisfied with just treating symptoms or putting a hypothetical band-aid on a problem for temporary, short-term relief. Instead, he wants to figure out what is causing the non-cardiac chest pain that you’re experiencing so that he can help resolve the issue fully and permanently. Most commonly, the cause of non-cardiac chest pain is related to the ribs. When the rib cage is out of alignment or ribs are displaced, this can bring about muscle tightness and pain in the chest. Lower back problems can also cause ribs to be displaced or can bring about muscle spasms and pain in the chest. Tightness in any muscles or muscle groups near to the chest can also cause pain in this area.
Most commonly, muscle issues that result in chest pain are due to misalignments of the spine. When a vertebra is shifted slightly to one side or another, or if it is a little twisted or turned, the muscles on either side of […]