Upper back pain and tension is a very common scenario for humans living with a modern day lifestyle. Most of the time, the problem lies within the spinal or muscular structures, or both as a result of long standing repetitive strains and sprains.
We have 12 joints on each side of our thoracic spine, with a large number of muscles all attaching to the spine which hold our shoulder blades in position and hold the spine upright. But with repetitive work, we easily get wrong something as simple as keeping our spine and shoulders ‘up straight’.
When we bend, sit, stand for too long, we try to find the path of least resistance and slump our posture which creates tension in muscles and stiffness in joints.
What we specialise in at Innervate Chiro is finding the underlying structural cause why you’re having problems with pain, stiffness and posture. The problems can be;
- Too much thoracic curve
- Not enough thoracic curve
- Thoracic scoliosis (side curve)
- Rounded shoulders
- Forward head posture
- Lifting injuries