Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 2192
  Title Subluxation of the first rib as a cause of neck and upper back pain [case report]
Journal Chiropr Tech. 1997 Aug;9(3):133-136
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

First-rib subluxation can cause neck and upper back pain. However, this condition may be underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed because of improper assessment of the cervicothoracic and/or costovertebral junction. This case study emphasizes the importance of examining all structures that can cause pain in an area and examining all structures that can refer pain to a region. Methods of assessment and treatment of the first rib are described.

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