I see so many people with strained upper ribs, and the vast majority have dysfunctional breathing patterns. Excessive use of the accessory breathing muscles is likely staining the rib joints.
Also, it’s incredibly common for patients to mistake an elevated rib with a knot in their muscle. So if you think you have a knot that just won’t go away, no matter how much massage you get and stretching you do,, you may need to be adjusted.
As much as I like being busy in practice, the solution to this problem is not regular adjustments. Address the CAUSE of the problem!