💥Thoracic Mobility and Neck Pain💥
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📌 Here's a useful exercise I often prescribe to help target the upper thoracic (upper back) and lower cervical (lower neck) regions of the spine that often don't move enough on a day to day basis for most people
🚨 Lack of mobility in this region can contribute to symptoms in the neck, head, upper back, and sometimes into the shoulders and down the arm (if the nervous system gets more irritated)
📹 Look through the video to find which option fits you best!
🔹To make your own "Peanut" mobilty tool, put 2 tennis balls in a sock and tie the end of the sock with a string or something similar
🔹Shoot for somewhere between 10-20 reps (the more the better with mobility exercises as long as you aren't hurting yourself)
🔹When tucking your chin and pushing the back off your head toward the ground, try to focus as much pressure as you can over the area of the peanut
🔹Raising the arms into full flexion (full elevation) requires adequate thoracic spine extension, especially in the last 10 degrees of motion, so try options 2 or 4 if you want to push for even more mobility