- History of violent coughing or sneezing.
- Sustained poor posture especially amongst office workers, manual labourers and students with heavy bag packs.
- Surgical procedure around the shoulder or chest region.
Patients with costochondritis typically complain of:
- Rib pain
- Chest pain
- Pain with breathings
- Popping and clicking sensation at the chest wall.
- Swelling and tenderness of the chest wall.
It is important to differentiate between costochondritis and other sources of chest pain such as heart attack.
Chiropractic treatments can manage costochondritis in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on restoring proper biomechanical function of the surrounding joints and musculatures to reduce inflmmation and pain. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, trigger point therapy, home stretches and kinesiotaping. The patients will then be introduced to a range of postural exercises to prevent the recurrence of their costochondritis.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 6, Barrington Street in Spearwood, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on (08) 94183722 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au