Symptoms of Chest Pain originating from your Spine?

Your spine is a very common cause of chest pain, which can be fixed by treatment of your thoracic spine and rib cage. However, chest pain originating from your spine won’t kill you, but a heart attack can!

  • Spinal Discs can refer pain through your chest wall like a knitting needle. Coughing or Sneezing hurts.
  • Spinal Facet Joints refer pain around your rib cage. Trunk movements will aggravate or ease your pain.
  • Rib Joints send pain down and around your rib cage. Pain can be increased with coughing, deep breathing and trunk or shoulder movements.
  • Back Muscles will generally be more painful in sustained postures eg sitting at a computer. These are commonly felt between your shoulder blades and can be relieved by massage.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d be happy to speak with you and address any thoughts you have.