Just wonder how you went with the activator treatments by the chiropractor?
I was searching for comments/opinion about the activators, and this is my first post here.
I can empathize your upper back muscle pulling the rib cage, i have no idea how you manage to work and study with this medical condition!! I completely stopped working over 6 months ago, just to rest and get well before i go back to work... I just couldn't live like this, it sucks!
My back problem was actually a result from too many activator treatments!! In the end, my upper back muscle just wouldn't listen to my mind's command to 'relax', it was CONSTANTLY cramping, totally forgot how to relax. It was an aweful and frightening experience! No one deserves to go through hell like that.
PLEASE be cautious with the activators, as they might seem 'gentle', but the effects can be enormous! LISTEN TO YOUR BODY, if you don't feel better after 3-4 treatments, stop going back for more, otherwise you would find the unnecessary 'treatments' start to create new problems, and your old problems are actually being amplified by the activator treatments.
Luckily I found a really good acupuncturist (recommended by a friend), and he saved me... besides acupuncture, another technique that provided long-lasting relief for me was Theta Healing. It was just amazing, and i was totally impressed by the result!
I am getting better slowly day by day, and can definitely see the light towards the end of the tunnel now. I really hope that you are feeling better too. We all deserve to live a free happy life.
If you are interested in trying the Theta Healing, i am happy to pass on details of the practitioner. She is based in Utah, and can do sessions by phone. (I did both of my sessions with her by phone, as i am based in Australia, and the results were amazing).
Get well soon