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Differential Diagnosis of Costal (Rib) Pain

The differential diagnosis of costal (rib) pain includes the following:

Treatment of Costal (Rib) Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • Lu-1 (local pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]; pain in chest, shoulder & back.
    • Ren-17 (local pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]
    • UB-13 (local pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]
    • Lu-2 (pain of the lateral costal region and back) [PIHMA].
    • Lu-5 (distal pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]
    • Lu-7 (distal pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]
    • PC-6 (distal pain in thorax) [Backer2010, pg 128]

References for Costal (Rib) Pain