I went to the chiropractor today (for continued treatment for my ankle sprain) and told him I had been experiencing severe pain in my upper back near the left side clavicle (shoulder blade).
After some examination, I heard him say, “ahh, that’s it.” and before I knew it, he had popped something. It hurt like you would not believe. But then, relief!
He asked me if I felt that. “What do you think?” I replied. (I tend to be pretty sarcastic with my chiropractor because he’s my dad’s cousin). Anyways…he goes on to tell me that I had somehow popped a rib head. In lay man’s terms…that means that somehow one of my ribs popped out of joint — behind my spinal vertebrae rather than in front of it as it should have been.
He told me this can happen in many different ways — and sometimes it even happens in your sleep… (if you move a weird way or whatever).
After doing a little research ala Google, I came across a couple articles about this. The technical term is subluxated ribs.
Anyways…he told me that it would get sore tonight and that I would need to ice it. I can definitely confirm that it is sore…but it’s no where near as painful as it was last night.
Thank goodness for chiropractic care!