Cracked rib from adjustment?

I've been under the care of a Chiropractor and massage therapist 3+weeks, treating my back and my upper neck due to a tree falling on my car from above (my head was completely turned, looking over my right shoulder at the time of the impact). I have been helped IMMENSELY by these treatments. My adjustments have been somewhat difficult - but they are really helping. After an adjustment late last week, I noticed a "Hitch" of pain at the top of my ribcage on the right side. Today I was doing a lot of bending and picking small items up off the carpet, and wow - I now think that this "hitch" could be a cracked rib. Sleeping does not bother me, nor does normal breathing, but bending... THAT hurts. How should I handle this with my Chiro? I mentioned the "hitch" at my appt Monday, I have a Massage/Adjustment scheduled for Friday. Should I ask for an x-ray? Any help is appreciated.

Posted By Susan on October 20, 2009 at 23:40:03:

Indications: knee strains or sprains, chondromalacia, Osgood Schlatter's Disease (adolescent knee syndrome), swelling and edema of the knee, ligament instability, knee instability, recurrent knee pain, arthritis, degenerative joint disease.

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