PAIN 101: MID-BACK & RIB PAIN
Middle back pain consists of problems in the thoracic spine which is the middle region of the spine, along
with the rib cage which attaches into this part of the spine and wraps around to the front of the chest.
The thoracic spine (or mid back) is a very large part of the spine, with many joints and muscles in this region- all which can be a source of pain.
Pain 101: Intro To Mid-Back & Rib Pain
Are you experiencing pain or problems in your mid-back or ribs? Click on this video to learn more about mid-back & rib pain and steps you can take to decrease your pain.
the main types of mid-back & rib pain
what can you do about your mid-back & rib pain?
exercises for MID-BACK & RIB PAIN
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping restore flexibility and strength to the spine to allow you to enjoy your life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is a good option for your back pain.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients with chronic mid-back pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles and restore joint movement in the mid-back back.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity and quality of life.
Physical Therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve your posture and body mechanics for your daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.