Rib Pain Causes And Treatment

There are several reasons your ribs might be in pain. If you had an accident that caused them to be struck then you could have a cracked or broken rib. Or, there could be a simple bruise or pulled muscle. However, the most common cause of rib pain is when one or more are out of alignment.

If you have difficulty with deep breathing without localized pain in your ribs then you likely have one of the above issues. There isn’t much that can be done with a broken or cracked rib. All any doctor will do is x ray the area and maybe wrap you with an elastic bandage. There simply isn’t much that can be done. But, a misaligned rib can be treated, often even with a self applied treatment.

In the back, the ribs are connected to the spin with an interesting joint that is different from others in the body. The same applies to the front where they connect to the sternum. When these areas are dislocated the pain is usually quite severe. But, that is fairly rare. When they go slightly out of alignment the pain can be somewhat bad, but is usually bearable. Fortunately, you don’t have to bear it!

Ribs are constantly going in and out of alignment. You probably won’t notice because they usually go back fairly soon after slipping out. But, once they have been out for awhile the muscles will start to become inflamed from their efforts to pull the rib back into alignment. Then, the surrounding muscles, ligaments and other tissues can become inflamed causing more pain.

The remedy is to simply put them back! A chiropractor will gladly do this for you, but it’s going to cost a fair amount of money. Self adjusting is much cheaper, but the technique takes a little practice. And, you will need a massage tool to self adjust the ribs that you can’t reach in back. But, the cost of the book that teaches the technique and massage tool is usually less than a single chiropractic adjustment.

Another way to deal with it is to have a friend adjust the rib for you. They might be able to do it the way a chiropractor does which uses force that causes cracking and often hurts, but that takes training. But, they can easily learn to do it a very gentle way that doesn’t crack. It still takes a little skill, and some strength, but most people can learn from it from the video. It really isn’t that hard.

These gentle techniques are taught in the book, Self Adjusting Technique which you can get at the link. It includes great descriptions and photos of the techniques, and also comes with videos demonstrating most of the techniques, including the one you can share with a friend so they can adjust you.

Or, you can be the hero and help out your loved ones with an incredibly gentle adjustment that they will be amazed by. In fact, most people don’t even realize anything has changed until you have them take a deep breath. Once they discover the pain is gone you get to see their astonishment that what you did really helped.

The Self Adjusting Techniques aren’t just for the ribs either. They include the neck, back and hips. While they are taught as a way to self adjust, it is very easy to do for others. And, if you have a problem you can ask me! I usually answer emails within a day unless I’m traveling or something. You can also do a phone or Skype session with me if you like. In fact, there isn’t much I can’t heal with holistic methods, so you can contact me about anything.

Whatever your back or rib problems may be, you can probably help yourself in most cases. All it takes is a little knowledge that is contained in Self Adjusting Technique and the included videos. Give it a try, and if it doesn’t work for you let me know and I’ll either help you out or give you a full refund, so there’s no risk for you.

Meet the Author


Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

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