How to Alleviate Mid-Back Pain

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Physical therapist Trish Muse of Body Productions, Inc., shows a stretch to help reduce mid-back pain.

    Trish Muse: Hi, I am Trish Muse with Body Productions Inc. I am a Physical Therapist. Today, I am going to show you how to avoid injuries in the workplace. Next, I will show you how to alleviate mid back pain with a simple mid back stretch. The first thing that you want to do is still keep your shoulders down away from your ears, keep your shoulder blades towards your hip pockets. You are going to start by placing your hands on the outside of the opposite knee and then you are going to use your legs to control the amount of stretch that you deliver to your mid back muscles. The more you open your legs, the more stretch you get. The less you open your legs, the less stretch you will get. This allows you to perform the stretch to your own tolerance. You are going to hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds and repeat it 3-5 times to your tolerance. If you are unable to hold it 20-30 seconds initially, just feel free to hold it for about ten seconds and then increase the time that you can hold the stretch as you progress with the exercise. Next, I will show you how to decrease numbness and tingling in your arms from extended computer use.