Xiphodynia: A diagnostic conundrum
1 Clinic Director, Murdoch University Chiropractic Clinic, School of Chiropractic, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
2 Private Practice, Burswood Health Professionals, 21 Harvey Street, Burswood, Western Australia 6100, Australia
Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2007, 15:13 doi:10.1186/1746-1340-15-13Published: 15 September 2007
This paper presents 3 case reports of xiphodynia that presented to a chiropractic clinic. The paper examines aspects of xiphodynia including relevant anatomy of the xiphoid, as well as the incidence, aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. A brief overview of the mechanism of referred pain is presented.