Thoracic Range of Motion
Attention all shoulder slumpers! The 12 most understated vertebrae in your back could be the secret to spinal longevity: I am talking about the thoracic vertebrae, the region that encompasses your shoulders and chest. With all the importance placed on core strength and lumbar health, thoracic vertebrae and their crucial role in the upper body’s range of motion are largely unheard of by the general populace.
Thoracic vertebrae should be responsible for most of the torsion, flexion and extension that you undertake on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most people largely underutilize this region, and the burden is shifted down onto the lumbar and up onto the shoulders, causing all kind of mayhem. Because the burden is displaced to other parts of the back, these are the parts that often end up injured and the thoracic skates by, slumping further forward, perpetuating a cycle of ignorance and injury that is tampering with people’s quality of life.
Here is the boon to be had for those who can harness the power of thoracic vertebrae:
- Increased range of motion for the upper body
- Better shoulder mechanics..
- More efficient spinal mechanics
- Less injury and pain in the lumbar region
- Less strain on the rotator cuffs
At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we would like to see everyone utilize their spine to its highest mechanical advantage. Welcome the thoracic spine back into your daily routine of movement and derive all the benefits it has to offer.
For expertise and help in doing this, call our office in Milpitas at (408) 263-8025 to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Gregory A. Lind, D.C.