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Thoracic Problems

The middle section of the spine between the neck and low back is called the Thoracic region. It is an important area as it affects the neck, low back and shoulder function.

The rib cage is attached in this area too. Pain passing through the body, as if shot by an arrow, pain when breathing or pain running around the chest wall are all good indicators that rib movement is restricted.

Lack of mobility in this area can heavily influence the way the shoulder blade operates, in turn giving rise to restricted movement and acute pain in the shoulder.

Indeed to treat most neck or shoulder problems effectively it is usually necessary to do some work in the thoracic region as well.




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