The thoracic spine is made up of twelve vertebra and protects spinal nerves. The rib cage attaches to the thoracic spine, providing protection for the heart, lungs and autonomic nervous system. Therfore this part of the spine is generally the most rigid and pain often manifests between the shoulder blades due to poor posture at the work station.
The most common conditions related to the thoracic spine which are presented at Spinal Joint are:
- Vertebral Subluxation
- Muscle Spasm
- Rib sprain or fracture
- Pain referred from organs
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Scheuermann’s disease
For the health of the neck and lumbar spine it is important for the joints of the thoracic spine and ribs to maintain their range of motion. As most people spend a lot of time at computers working in awkward positions, straining their upper back and shoulders the thoracic spine is a common source of pain and stiffness. It is also important your core muscles are strong to support the back. Richard Lanigan has had many years of experience treating back pain as well as extensive knowledge of exercises that will help strengthen your core and back to prevent future episodes.
Make an appointment below before those niggles you feel each morning become chronic and much harder to treat.