I have posted a few times here and just wanted to vent a bit. I had a bug come on a few weeks ago, started in my ears and then settled in my chest, coughing alot. Well about a week ago I started having pain in my right lower rib. My friend suggested going to her chiropractor , I went yesterday and the Dr used a thumper type instrument on my rib,she had pressed on the spot where it hurt first and it was so painful and then used this thumper on my rib, last night I was in so much pain my hubby tied a scarf around my ribs that really helped, and I use ice also. The pain is so much worse now. The dr said she didnt think I could cough hard enough to cause a fracture that it was probably a tear in the muscle. It will take time to heal I know, but owsa does it hurt now.... Has anyone had this experience? Thanks for listening.