INJURIES AND CONDITIONS WE CAN TREAT
At Physio K, all problems of the movement system can be treated.
The spine is usually described by dividing it into 3 major sections: the cervical spine (the neck), the thoracic spine (the mid or upper back), and the lumbar spine (the lower back). Below the lumbar spine, we can find the pelvis.
This complex structure is an interconnected complex of bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia, and all of these can become damaged and cause pain, neurological symptoms or cause a loss of mobility.
Check the link to find more information about the lower back and lower back pain
You can also find more detailed information regarding disc bulges and sciatica
Or more information about neck pain
In this section, we’ll talk about the middle of the back, or the thoracic spine.
Most problems in the middle part of the back are caused by repetitive movements. Many times it’s a classic example of small things that build up and generate problems over time. Heavy labour or lifting together with a rotation can cause pain or stiffness locally. Sometimes the pain can refer to the side of the chest or to the front, around the sternum or chest bone. Many people confuse rib stiffness with a heart issue. When the joint between the rib and the vertebrae gets stiff, it can cause local and referred pain until the chest, hence the thought of heart problems.
At Physio K, we deal with these problems on a weekly basis and most of the time, we can get you up and running within a few sessions.
We first make an accurate diagnosis and based on that, we’ll combine hands on manual treatment with specific home exercises to get your back functioning again asap. Dry needling can be helpful if the deep thoracic muscles are tight or stiff.
We made a few interesting videos on how to increase the mobility of your mid back.