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Back pain after sleeping?

kittiponkkittipon Posts: 1
edited 10/03/2014 - 4:56 AM in Chronic Pain
For the past 7 months i have had mid back pain after sleeping. It's gotten pretty severe. I went to my regular doc and she put me on a rumitoid arthirtis medicine and sent me on my way. I decided to go see a chiropractor and after one visit he told me i had a "rib out of place" the first time he adjusted me i was fine for a couple days. I went back for my second treatment and the pain almost instantly went away. I'm still waking up though with achiness and stiffness in the back. its moved a little lower now. the chiro doc told me it would take a few treatments to really help. do you think im doing the right thing or should i go to my reg doc again and ask for test? anyone else ever heard of a rib being out of place? thanks!


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    What tests did your doctor do to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis? I suggest you go back to your doctor before undertaking anymore treatment from a chiropractor.


    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Nope. I have never heard of a rib being out of place. : (
    Sounds kind of strange huh?
    I would go with the advise Liz gave. You don't want to hurt yourself more by going to the Chiropractor.
    I have heard a lot of stories about chiropractor making things worse if there is an injury.

    Have you tried paying attention to your posture while you are sleeping?
    Does the pain go away after you get up and move around for awhile?
    God Bless all of us who are suffering with chronic pain and chronic health conditions.
    With Love and compassion,
  • Chiropractors aren't spine specialists. They can't diagnose a patient & if you have physical damage in your spine their 'adjustments' can cause permanent damage.
    What do you mean by rheumatoid arthritis med? Have you seen a rheumatologist & had all the blood tests to diagnose you? Is it possible you misunderstood & your doc gave you an anti-inflammatory? Rheumatism is a serious disease & you should be seeing the correct specialist (rheumatologist) as soon as possible so they can get you on the correct medications to stop further degeneration.

    Please follow the advise given here, return to your doc & get some proper diagnostic tests & the correct treatments for your condition.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • I haven't heard of a rib being out of place either. I believe that the rib is part of an inflexible structure, the rib cage, so for it to be out of place, it would need to break. I'd go back to your medical doctor.
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