Break Time Thoracic/Midback Stretches

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your thoracic/midback area? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the second stretch of our best thoracic stretches for chronic back pain series.

Chronic midback pain has become a daily reality for many people. Take your next break at work or home and perform some of these stretches yourself. You’ll begin to see a difference with midback pain at the end of your workday!

This second thoracic/midback stretch isolates your chest muscles. When these pectoral muscles are tight, then they will pull your shoulders forward, stressing the midback area. It’s a simple stretch and can be done in 5 minutes. Make sure to go as far as possible in each direction for a full stretch, but without pain.

Stretch Pectoral Standing Bilaterally in Door

  • Bring arm across in front of body as shown.
  • Hold elbow with opposite arm.
  • Gently pull across chest until a stretch is felt in the back of shoulder.
  • Hold stretch for 20 Seconds.
  • Repeat with other side.
  • Perform 2 sets of 4 Repetitions per side.
  • Rest 30 Seconds between sets.
  • Duration: 5 minutes

At Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we are expertly trained to evaluate and treat the specific cause of back pain, leading to rapid recovery and lasting pain relief.  We love to help with chronic pain and so much more, so make an appointment or refer a loved one today!