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  • Anatomy Of The Thoracic Spine And Pain In The Upper Back

    Anatomy Of The Thoracic Spine And Pain In The Upper Back

    The thoracic spine is the longest region of the spine, and by some measures, it is also the most complex. Connecting with the cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, the thoracic spine runs from the base of the neck down to the abdomen. It is the only spinal region attached to the rib cage.

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  • Anatomy Of The Thoracic Discs

    Anatomy Of The Thoracic Discs

    There are 24 intervertebral discs in the spine. Of those, 12 are located in the thoracic spine. Each thoracic disc sits between two vertebrae to provide cushioning and shock absorption while preventing the vertebrae from grinding against each other. Thoracic discs tend to be thinner than cervical discs and lumbar discs, which may contribute to the thoracic spine’s relative lack of mobility compared to the neck and lower back. Another distinguishing feature of the thoracic discs is that all but the bottom two interface with ribs.

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  • Treating Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain)

    Treating Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain)

    Intercostal muscle strain can be a painful experience, but there are various treatment options available to alleviate discomfort and promote healing. Treatment Options for Intercostal Muscle Strain - While muscles are healing, it can be helpful to alleviate upper back pain and other symptoms using: Cold And Heat Therapy - For the first 48 hours of pain, icing the affected area with an ice pack or cold pack is recommended to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

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  • Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain) Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain) Symptoms and Diagnosis

    The symptoms of intercostal muscle strain vary and range from debilitating pain to functional limitations in the upper back area.
    Symptoms of Intercostal Muscle Strain - The symptoms of intercostal muscle strain may vary slightly, depending on how the injury occurred, and may include: Sudden, severe upper back/rib pain. Upper back pain or pain in the rib cage may be significant and come on suddenly...

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  • Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain) Causing Upper Back Pain & Its Causes

    Muscle Tear in The Rib Cage (Intercostal Muscle Strain) Causing Upper Back Pain & Its Causes

    An intercostal muscle strain refers to a muscle injury between two or more ribs. The intercostal muscles, commonly referred to as the intercostals, connect the ribs and help make up the chest wall. When these muscles overstretch or tear, they can cause significant pain in the mid and upper back.

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  • Comprehending and Controlling Persistent Inflammation

    Comprehending and Controlling Persistent Inflammation

    You may be able to manage chronic inflammation with medication and diet changes. Some foods, including leafy greens, nuts, and fruit, may help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, like infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system.

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  • Diagnosing Upper Back Pain

    Diagnosing Upper Back Pain

    Compared to other regions of the spine, diagnosing upper back pain can be especially complicated because it has more potential sources of pain, including the ribs connecting at each level of the thoracic spine and several internal organs and muscle groups nearby. While it is sometimes impossible to find the exact cause of a person’s upper back pain, the following three-step process is typically followed to narrow down which causes are more likely.

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  • Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

    Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

    Upper back pain symptoms can differ from person to person. For some, the pain might be mild and go away within a couple of days, but for others, the pain can worsen and interfere with daily tasks. Upper back pain symptoms and treatment plans can vary greatly depending on the problem’s underlying cause.

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  • Essential Information About Inflammation

    Essential Information About Inflammation

    You may experience inflammation due to some health conditions, irritants, and medications. Long-term inflammation may lead to symptoms that affect your overall health. Inflammation happens in everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. Your immune system creates inflammation to protect the body from infection, injury, or disease. There are many things you wouldn’t be able to heal from without inflammation. Sometimes with autoimmune diseases, like certain types of arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells.

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  • Basic Back Stretching Exercises for Golfers

    Basic Back Stretching Exercises for Golfers

    Golfing involves a lot of strenuous motion that can put serious stress on the lower back. Exercise physiologists offer advice and stretches to help you avoid it. The benefits of golf are social engagement, getting fresh air, and movement if you skip the cart, you may walk between six and eight miles. Plus, the challenge of it is a pleasure.

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