What is that weird pain in my chest?

Costochondritis is a sharp, aching, or pressure-like pain in the front chest wall due to inflammation in the joint. It is often caused by improper pulling of muscles at the ribs.


A 2016 study described a 20-year-old man with costochondritis that started when he was doing triceps dips at the gym while looking over his left shoulder. For over two years, his pain was about a 7/10 and was described as deep, stabbing, and aching. He also experienced issues from gastroesophageal reflux disease.  After a few months of chiropractic care, the young man not only saw complete resolution in his pain from costochondritis, but he also had significant improvements in his reflux!


Self, S., DC, Miles, K., DC, & Sergent, A., DC, CSSP. (n.d.). Resolution of costochondritis and its complications in a 20-year-old male. A. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2016, 133-136.

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