|Chiropractic May Prevent Chest Pain Chest pain, or angina, has many causes, including cardiovascular disorders, such as hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) or heart attack (myocardial infarction). However, many cases of chest pain have nothing to do with the heart or arteries. For instance, misaligned vertebrae or ribs that are slightly out of place can spark chest discomfort. Fortunately, chiropractic care may alleviate this type of chest pain.
Studies show that chiropractic is most helpful in easing chest pain caused by dysfunction involving the bones and muscles of the neck or upper back (the cervicothoracic region). The technical term for this type of chest pain is cervicothoracic angina pectoris, or CTA.
There are three major origins of CTA:
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Misaligned ribs
- Strained muscles
The good news is that chiropractic care addresses all three of the major causes of CTA. Using gentle and safe maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments, your doctor at Chiropractic for Life restores motion and alignment to subluxated vertebrae and ribs.
In the case of CTA, chest pain may have a simple solution: chiropractic adjustments. However, angina many also be indicative of a severe cardiovascular concern. If you endure chest pain, don’t gamble with your health. It’s vital to determine the root of your discomfort. Don’t delay having a complete cardiovascular examination as well as a chiropractic evaluation.Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Education
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