Post Pregnancy Rib Pain Case History

Hello everybody.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.

I am also an American Posture Institute certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist.

Today I am going to share a case history with you.

A 28 yo female was referred to me by her husband whom I recently helped with trigeminal neuralgia. And for those of you who don’t know, this is a condition of extreme facial pain which is often the result of nerve irritation in the neck.

This lady had been in excruciating pain in her right rib cage for a solid 8 weeks following the birth of their first child.

The pain started 3 days after childbirth and was relentless. She could not lay in bed or sleep or move without experiencing pain.

She could find no comfort at all. She told me that the pain was worse than childbirth itself and it was ruining her time and experience with her newborn baby.

She went to a chiropractor in the town where she lives. The chiropractor dared not touch her. Nor did a physiotherapist in the same office.

Her doctor prescribed extra-strength pain meds which had zero effect. So, she ended up in my office in a state of extreme desperation.

I followed my standard procedure; consult, health history, exam, posture assessment and then some posture xrays. What I found as a result of this workup was spinal misalignments in her neck, thoracic spine and lower back.

Posture Quadrants 1,2 and 3. And all of these were contributory to her rib pain.

I adjusted her that very same day. Carefully and gently …. the adjustment went perfectly.

I had her come back in 2 days and when she came into the office she had a huge smile on her face. She had slept up to 6 hours in a row the past 2 nights for the first time in over 8 weeks.

She was virtually pain-free.

She was enjoying motherhood.

Life was good.

And she is continuing with her adjustments for postural correction.

Now even though this is not typical and a bit of a miracle case, what it does do is demonstrate the power of a properly diagnosed and specifically applied chiropractic adjustment.
And you can find out more and exactly how chiropractic works and the value in postural correction by attending our Free Posture Workshop on Wednesday, January 23rd right here at Life Chiropractic Centre.

7 pm sharp and you need to call 905 335 LIFE (5433) to reserve your seat(s). Seating is limited to 15 attendees.

Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build healthy, vibrant, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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