Did you know you there are more than 70 joints in this area we call the thoracic spine?
Yes, there are 12 vertebrae in your thoracic spine, but each single vertebrae has multiple joints associated with it.
There are joints from thoracic vertebrae to thoracic vertebrae and also joints from rib to vertebrae.
That means many areas for motion to come from, but that also means a lot places for stiffness. Stiffness and limitations in ranges of motion are the more common problem that people face in the thoracic spine, especially as you age.
If you are reading this, then chances are you may be dealing with the problem mentioned above, and you may also be wondering - “how can I decrease the stiffness in this area.”
By the end of this blog, my goal is that you will have gained some solutions and actionable steps to find relief and improved range of motion in your thoracic spine.
The design of the thoracic spine is to act as a protective shield for our internal organs, but it...
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Chances are that if you are reading this, you're dealing with some type of low back pain, have dealt with lower back pain, or know a loved one with lower back pain.
After all, it does have a lifetime prevalence of 60-70%, meaning that 60-70% of people in the world will have back pain at least one time in their life. That is a staggering number.
Our mission is to help as many of those people who are suffering from back pain and "just living with back pain", to get out of that pain for good!
So, whether you've spent all weekend on the couch because you hurt your back a couple of days ago, you're consistently struggling with pain or stiffness on the golf course, or you just deal with pain intermittently, we're going to share 6 back pain tips that may just be all the difference in the world.
1. Not All Back Pain Is The Same
When you're dealing with back pain, it can be easy to just simply think of it as "lower back pain" or "chronic back...