Thoracic spine pain/ Mid back pain
Thoracic Spine Hypermobility
People who are hypermobile are born with more elasticity in the connective tissue (ligamentous and muscle). Joints in the pelvis, hips, lumbar spine can all contribute to hypermobility. Joint hypermobility frequently occurs in childhood and adolescence, particularly in girls between the ages of 13-19 years. Initial symptoms of thoracic spine hypermobility is pain. Other symptoms may include joint stiffness, muscle spasms and soreness, reduced muscle stabilization, strength and endurance.
Physiotherapists use mobilization techniques and prescribe exercises for strengthening and increasing stability in the core muscles. Gentle weight training can improve muscle strength allowing the joints to be maintained in a mid-range position.