Thoracic Pain & Injury

Article by Shane Armfield

Thoracic Pain Causes

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Thoracic Pain (upper back pain) is common. Injuries can vary from traumatic eg a fall,  to atraumatic eg postural fatigue. Thoracic pain can also be causes by systemic condition contained within your rib cage eg cardiac condition, lung condition or malignancy. For advice specific to your upper back pain, please consult your spinal health practitioner or your doctor.

The following links provide upper back pain and thoracic spine injury information plus guidance. 

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Common Thoracic Pain & Injury Causes

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cramps
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Neck Headache
  • Neck Sprain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Stress Fracture
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Side Strain (Abdominal)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis (Spine Arthritis)
  • Text Neck
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Wry Neck
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    FAQs about Thoracic Pain

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What Causes Back Pain?
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • When Should Diagnostic Tests Be Performed?
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • What are the Best Core Exercises?
  • Can Kinesiology Taping Reduce Your Swelling and Bruising?
  • Chest Pain: Is it a Heart Attack or Your Spine?
  • Cluster Headaches? Free Online Test
  • Headache or Migraine... What to do?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • How Does an Exercise Ball Help Back Pain?
  • How Much Treatment Will You Need?
  • How to Achieve the Best Standing Posture
  • Posture Trainer? Check out the BackTone 4000
  • What are the Benefits of a Standing Desk?
  • What are the Benefits of Good Posture?
  • What are the Common Adolescent Spinal Injuries?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What are the Healthiest Sleeping Postures?
  • What are the Signs of an Unsupportive Pillow?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What Causes Repeat Low Back Strains & Sprains?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Good Standing Posture?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What to do when you suffer back pain?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • When Can You Return to Sport?
  • Which are the Deep Core Stability Muscles?
  • Why are Your Deep Core Muscles Important?
  • Why does Back Pain Recur?
  • Why Kinesiology Tape Helps Reduce Swelling and Bruising Quicker
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    Common Thoracic Pain Treatments

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  • Bed Rest
  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • Soft Tissue Injury? What are the Healing Phases?
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Core Exercises
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Scapulohumeral Rhythm Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • Thoracic Braces, Posture Supports & Related Products

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    Last updated 06-Feb-2018 01:37 PM

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