Our whole family has been using chiropractic for about
15 years now. I am thankful for many reasons, but yes, both my kids have experienced ribs popping out. They are both very physically active (swimmers--don't know if this has anything to do with it), one has Crohn's, one does not. When it happens to them it occurs in their back and it's excruciating. Our chiro can pop it back in offering immediate relief. If it's out of place too long (as Keeper described) it can take longer to correct. If we catch it early it's usually no problem. My son had the issue last winter coupled with a cough from bronchitis (poor guy). Because of the cough it took longer to calm down and stay in place.
UC Dude, our chiro tried to explain the rib "popping out" to me by saying it has a
location it's supposed to sit in sort of like a socket. He said it's surrounded by nerves or nerve endings, or something like that, therefore when it's out of place even ever-so-slightly slightly it can be quite painful.
kjl, our chiro does specific things for my son that address the digestive system. CrazyHarry did a great job of explaining the connection between the nervous system and the major organs, glands, etc., of the body.... Chiropractic addresses this and tries to keep everything functioning optimally. I'm a believer...
Oh...one other thing. It was our chiro--the same one we use now--that told me when my son was 3 yrs. old to "consider taking him off wheat--he seems to have a sensitivity". He concluded this after doing specific "muscle testing". I never did take him off wheat until we started the Maker's and SCD diet last year. Maybe if I'd followed his directions then things would be different now...?
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too! (cooking challenged)