When you sit for a prolonged period of time do you notice some neck, back, or shoulder discomfort? We have all been there at some point in our lives. We can guarantee your back doesn't feel great after sitting for 8 hours. Do not worry, this is completely normal. It is a good thing that your body is sending signals to your brain telling you it’s not comfortable, listen to your body and move! Posture is a hot topic and is a bit misunderstood. There is no science backing up the perfect posture, however, this article will break down how you can improve your postural pain.
When it comes to mid back and scapular pain, nothing beats a mid back prehab program with tons of thoracic spine mobility and stability work. Mid back pain can be caused by a variety of structures in the mid back itself like the thoracic spine, ribs, or trigger points in the upper back muscles. Furthermore, the pain could even originate from other regions, not in the mid back like the neck or shoulders. That's a lot of potential pain generators and triggers! Making matters even more complicated is that it's often times difficult to recreate a "trigger". In physio terms, a trigger is something that causes your familiar pain. Meaning if you ask yourself the question, "what typically causes my mid back pain?" The answer for many with mid back pain is typically something vague and difficult to pinpoint. "Uh, this weird position I put my arms in... it just aches... it's always there, etc." Don't worry, this is common! But because of this conundrum, you can never go wrong with a holistic mid back prehab program focused on improving thoracic spine mobility and strength and above all else, keeping moving!