Each of your thoracic vertebrae (mid back) are attached to a set of ribs. If injury, lifting, twisting or each sleeping in an awkward position causes rib pain in the back, side or even the chest or sternum (breast bone) you may have a "rib out".
This really isn't a rib out of place, it usually results from twisting in the mid back which puts pressure on the pair of ribs attached at that same level. Pain can increase with sneezing, coughing or laughing.
If the irritation continues the cartilage that creates a bridge between the ribs in the front and the sternum may become very painful, this condition is called "costochondritis" or inflammation of the rib to cartilage joints.
Rule out heart conditions or a lung injury and then consult our Roseville Chiropractors or Acupuncturist for treatment. We can help reduce the twisting and irritation and help you feel better within a short period of time.