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Male with discomfort and irritation to upper left shoulder and lower left neck. Slightly less rotation of his head to the right.

Examination revealed a very tight / hypertonic and bunched left upper trapezius. His first rib on the left was elevated and had very poor movement ("stuck in inhalation").

A face down / prone manipulation to the left first rib and 7th cervical / 1st thoracic joint changed the overall appearance and function immediately.

Client reported less tension in the area and greater mobility.

Ribs can often become misaligned, causing pain and irritation. If you think you may experiencing this, or other musculoskeletal symptoms, visit your local osteopath.

AuthorGlenn Sontag