Exercises for treating the pain in the thoracic spine and ribs

Do you feel problems in your thorax? Are you troubled by pain, shortened muscles, or weakened muscles of the chest? We have a solution for you, how you can achieve relief from pain and stretch out the shortened muscles. You can do all that with few simple exercises. Try out the following exercise tutorials, which can effectively help you to stabilize, relax or strengthen your chest.

The thoracic spine is the least mobile and at the same time most stable segment of the spine. Problems in this area are therefore not so frequent as it occurs by cervical or lumbar spine, however, if problems occur, they might be very unpleasant. Thoracic spine and thorax secure two main functions:

  • they form a thoracic cavity - an elastic, firm and spacious chamber for the heart, lungs, large vessels, esophagus and other chest organs
  • ensuring firm support for muscles which secure the breathing function
The chest is with its shape, structure and bones forming construction for implementation of breathing movements. Active movement of the chest, especially inhaling, is performed thanks to the breathing muscles. Movements of the thoracic spine are affecting the dynamics of breathing and breathing then affects the dynamics of the spine. It is a general understanding that breathing is not only a process of gas exchange, but it is also playing significant role in regulation of irritation of the nervous system. Inhale excites (energize, stimulates, irritates) and exhale on the other hand relaxes. Sufficiently and symetrically developed muscles of the thorax and shoulders are a prerequisite for a good health, correct body posture and also effective prevention against many unpleasant painful problems. Correctly developed chest muscles strengthen the joint connections between the sternum bone and ribs. Dislocated shoulder can be maniested by pain in the front part of the thorax, but also in more distant areas, such us lower back or head.

EXERCISE TUTORIALS

Návody 1 - obrázek
This exercise is ideal for stretching the muscles in the area of the thoracic spine. With this exercises you can help yourself, when you feel pain in the area of the thoracic spine, by simple stretching. This technique is also ideal in case you want to relieve tension in your back.
Návody 2 - obrázek
This exercise is ideal for long stretching and it can also serve for diagnosis and treatment of movement problems, this method was originally developed for rehabilitation of the patients with back pain. This relieving exercise is activiating mainly the muscles alongside the spine and the chest muscles into two different directions, it also mobilizes the lumbar spine into traction.
Návody 3 - obrázek
With this physiotherapeutic exercise tutorial, you can help yourself at home when you feel pain in your back and problems related to the pelvis floor. This exercise is based on the removal of muscles tension, elevating the muscle imbalance, especially the core system. This relieving exercise is performed especially for intensive relaxation of the muscles around the lumbar spine, mobilization of the transfer between the lumbar spine and sacral bone, but it is also ideal for strengthening chest muscle.
Návody 4 - obrázek
Relieving exercise for shortened muscle groups.
Návody 5 - obrázek
Relieving exercise for shortened muscle groups.
Návody 6 - obrázek
Relieving exercise for shortened muscle groups.
Návody 7- obrázek
This exercise is optional for improving coordination of the upper body and arms, it laso improves control over stability of the abdomen.
Návody 8 - obrazek
This exercise is ideal to exercise if you feel pain in your back and in the area alongside the spine.
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Návody 9 - obrazek
This exercise is ideal for relieving stiffness and tensioned muscles in the area of the shoulder and chest.
Návody 10 - obrazek
This exercise is ideal for relieving stiffness and tensioned muscles in the area of the shoulder and chest.
Návody 11 - obrazek
This exercise is ideal for relieving stiffness and tensioned muscles in the area of the shoulder and chest.

STRAIGHTENING THE SPINE

Návody_2 1 - obrázek
Goal of this exercise is to keep your spine and head straight, activating the core muscles and stabilizing the pelvis, abdomen, hip and knee joints.
Návody_2 2 - obrázek
Goal of this exercise is to straighten the spine and head, activation of the core system, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints as well as shoulders and shoulder blades.
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Goal of this exercise is to straighten the spine and head, activation of the core system, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints as well as shoulders and shoulder blades.
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Goal of this exercise is to straighten the spine and head, activation of the core system, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints as well as shoulders and shoulder blades.
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Goal of this exercise is activation of a the core muscles alongside the spine, as well as pelvis, abdomen, relaxation of the muscles around the lumbar spine and recovery of a correct body posture.
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This exercise is ideal for straightening the spine and head, activation of the core muscles, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints, shoulder and shoulder blades.
Návody_2 7 - obrázek
This exercise is ideal for straightening the spine and head, as well as activation of the core muscles, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints, shoulders and shoulder blades.
Návody_2 8 - obrázek
This exercise is ideal for straightening the spine and head, as well as activation of the core muscles, stabilization of the pelvis, hip joints, shoulders and shoulder blades.