For the Love of Your Back
Could your chronic neck or back pain be from lack of mobility?
Have you ever wondered how much work your spine does for you?
Have you ever pondered getting a tune-up on the spine?
Your spine starts at the base of your skull and runs into your hips. It is a thirty-three-bone-pillar that holds you erect and walking.
You go to the dentist, you get your haircut, but when was the last time you made an appointment to check your spine mobility?
Joint Mobility and Chronic Pain
Does your spine feel stiff?
Do you lack a range of motion with side bending in your torso?
Your thoracic spine is directly connected to your cervical spine (located at the neck). Because of the close link between the two, you can see how a lack of joint mobility in the thoracic spine could potentially contribute to disorders in the neck.1
In fact, a direct association has been found between people with decreased mobility in the thoracic spine who also complain of neck pain.2
2.) Norlander S, Nordgren B. Clinical symptoms related to musculoskeletal neck-shoulder pain and mobility in the spine. Scand J Rehabil Med. 1998;30:243-251