Trunk and Postural Pain
At a glance – we rehabilitate successfully
- Pain, Stiffness and Tension
- Postural pain between the shoulder blades
- Trunk, rib and intercostal sprains and strains
- Rib fractures
- T4 syndrome
- Thoracic outlet/thoracolumbar outlet syndrome
Often a forgotten or neglected region, the trunk and ribs are commonly the source or cause of much pain. It can be a reason why neck pain continues to reoccur, why shoulder injuries are recalcitrant and a reason for referred pain into the arms and sometimes even into the legs. Let us help you find your pain and discover the path to recovery.
Trunk – Postural Pain
- Pain increased with breathing and coughing.
- Pain between the shoulder blades, commonly referring to neck, shoulders and often into arms.
- Occasionally associated with pins/needles and numbness in arms.
- Constant ache, can be acute with muscle spasm between shoulder blades and into neck.
- Affects concentration during the day, most commonly felt in static positions such as sitting.
- Interrupts sleep at times.
- Stiffness in neck and trunk and often feels like you need to move and stretch all the time.
- Prolonged static postures such as poor sitting in front of computer or poor sleeping positions
- Poor fitness
- Unaccustomed increase in activity especially with turning and twisting
- Relieving and unloading the injured structures through stretching and mobilising joints/muscles provides excellent initial relief
- Then systematically loading and reconditioning the injured structures provides graduated improvement
- Prevention of re-injury through specialized exercise programs and improved ergonomics and techniques