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Thoracic Pain - Tips to Feel Good

It can cause localised pain as well as referral around your rib cage and into your chest - especially when you breath deeply or sit for long periods.

There are a number of possible causes for problem in this region -  including poor posture, tightness in joints or muscles and poor control during movement. Appropriate treatment usually settles this problem fully within 2-4 weeks but you may need to modify your program to prevent it happening again.
Here are some simple tips to help with your condition:
1) Improve your posture: sit on a chair, feet on the ground. Gently roll your pelvis forward and pull your shoulder blades down and back. The muscles around your neck and in your back should feel relax and soft.
2) Perform a regular stretching program - including upper back rotation and stretching up over a chair when sitting.
3) At home - roll up a towel, lie down on the floor on your back and place the towel vertically underneath you. Gentle lean back and stretch, hold for 1-2 minutes.  Stop immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort.
If you are unable to attain a good posture keeping the muscles relaxed or are unsure about your stretches seek guidance from your osteopath.


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A: 66 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads 3227

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