Break Time Thoracic/M Stretches Do you suffer from chronic pain, stiffness and soreness in your thoracic/midback area? In this week’s blog, we will discuss the first stretch of our best thoracic stretches for chronic back pain series. Chronic midback pain has become a daily reality for many people. Take your next break at work or home and perform some of these stretches yourself. You’ll begin to see a difference with midback pain at the end of your workday! This first thoracic/midback stretch isolates your chest muscles. When these pectoral muscles are tight, then they will pull your shoulders forward, stressing the midback area. It’s a simple stretch and can be done in 5 minutes. Make sure to go as far as possible in each direction for a full stretch, but without pain. Stretch Pectoral Standing Bilaterally in Door • Stand in doorway or in corner. • Place arms at chest level on sides of doorway as shown. • Gently step forward, keeping back straight. • Return to start position. • Hold exercise for 20 Seconds. • Perform 3 sets of 4 Repetitions. • Rest 30 Seconds between sets. Special Instructions: • Place both hands at waist level or at head level to stretch different portions of muscle. • Duration: 5 minutes At Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we are expertly trained to evaluate and treat the specific cause of your back pain, leading to rapid recovery and lasting pain relief. We love to help with chronic pain and so much more, so make an appointment or refer a loved one today!