Pain Edu: Mid-Back/Rib
What is mid-back pain?
Though the thoracic spine, or mid-back, is less prone to injury than the lower back it can still be a source of discomfort and pain. The rib cage can also be a problem area which can have the added irritation of painful breathing. These troubles may be caused by injury, osteoarthritis, poor posture, or other issues.
The main types of mid-back and rib pain
What can you do about your mid-back pain?
The solution to your back or rib pain depends on the source of your pain and type of injury you may have sustained. The first step is to consult with your doctor and discuss their recommendations for treating the pain in your back or ribs. Your doctor may recommend restrictions on specific activities, medication and/or physical therapy. You can try the following steps now to help alleviate your pain.
Exercises for mid-back pain
The following are exercises that you can try to help decrease your back pain. Please go to LIFE+for more videos that may help you. Please consult your physician before trying these, and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.