• A fixated first rib

    Our previous blog described symptoms associated with a classic rib dysfuction, what some might call ‘popping out a rib’. Although most people may suspect a rib is involved when there is pain in the upper-mid back, possibly with some shooting pain into the chest, there is another condition involving the first rib that often goes […]

  • Can you really ‘pop’ a rib?

    Let’s get some basics rib anatomy out of the way first… Most humans have 12 ribs on each side. The ribs connect to the breastbone (sternum) in the front, and the spine in the back. The first 7 ribs attach directly to the breastbone, ribs 8-10 attach via cartilage, and ribs 11-12 ‘float’, meaning they […]