Chest Tightness / Pain

Condition: Chest Tightness and Chest Pain

You may experience tightness and pain in your chest, although nothing has been picked up during regular medical diagnostic procedures. What could be the cause of the problem? Let’s look at the anatomy of the chest area. Your lung is located inside the rib cage, where the ribs connect your backbone (spine) with the midline chest bone (sternum).

Ribs are interconnected with a muscle (intercostal muscle), and this muscle helps your rib cage to expand and collapse.

Tightness around the rib cage occurs after an extended time spent in a poor posture. Besides, you may feel strain in your chest muscle if you are pulling something for a while, or, if you are coughing and sneezing repeatedly.

Chest muscle spasm, and intercostal muscle spasm, cause this pain.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook this muscle-related problem because it is never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from chest tightness and pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. Then, DTMT might be a very effective treatment on a relevant muscle.