So maybe you have used that lumbar support pillow in your car for a while.
- Or, you swapped your traditional pillows out for expensive ergonomic pillows.
- Or, you heard that sitting too much is bad so you bought a standing desk.
But your lower back and neck still hurt. What gives?
The spine has three sections: the cervical (neck), thoracic (back), and lumbar (low back). Each has different capabilities and functions. Most importantly, each segment of the spine is designed for a certain range of motion. The thoracic spine is built for mobility and movement bending and twisting. It's designed for flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation.
In Safe Moves Mobile Spine we pay attention to the most overlooked part of the spine: The Thoracic Vertebrae.
Here you will get a great dose of movement for the thoracic spine to keep it ready for any direction of movement.
- You’ll find ease backing out of your driveway.
- You won’t believe how much further you can throw a ball or socks across the room into the laundry room.
- With a mobile thoracic spine you will feel ease while moving your body.
More about Thoracic Mobility
A lack of thoracic spine mobility means that the lumbar spine, pelvis, shoulders and surrounding muscles all compensate to allow you to move how you want to move. Long term, those compensations can lead to stiffness, strain, pain and injury.
What causes a lack of thoracic mobility? Simple, Immobility.
As a society we aren’t moving very much. We’re sitting in cars, sitting (or standing!) at a desk, waiting in line and watching Netflix. When we are moving it often looks the same: walking, running, spinning, skiing,...
These activities are wonderful for our health for so many reasons, but they all happen in the same plane of motion. We need our spine to move every which way, not just forward and back.
When the thoracic spine returns to a mobile state, the rest of the body focuses on the tasks at hand instead compensating for missing mobility.