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A common condition that affects the middle part of the spine, usually caused by poor posture, muscle strain, spinal joint fixation, injury, or stress. It can cause stiffness, soreness, and reduced range of motion in the back.
A type of muscle pain that occurs when a small area of the trapezius muscle (the large triangular muscle that covers the back of the neck and shoulders) becomes tight and sensitive. It can be triggered by stress, poor posture, injury, or repetitive motions. It can cause pain, stiffness, and referred pain to other parts of the body.
A posture disorder that results from muscle imbalances in the upper body. It is characterized by a forward head position, rounded shoulders, and a hunched upper back. Upper crossed syndrome can cause neck pain, headaches, shoulder impingement, and reduced lung capacity. It can be caused by prolonged sitting, poor ergonomics, or lack of exercise.
A type of midback pain that occurs when the muscles or ligaments in the thoracic spine (the upper and middle back) are stretched or torn. It can result from overuse, trauma, or sudden movements. It can cause pain, swelling, bruising, and spasms in the affected area.
A condition where one or more joints in the thoracic spine lose their normal mobility and become stuck or locked. It can be caused by trauma, inflammation, degeneration, or poor posture. It can lead to pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and nerve compression in the back.
A condition where the spine curves sideways instead of being straight. It can be congenital (present at birth), idiopathic (of unknown cause), or secondary (caused by another condition). It can range from mild to severe and affect different parts of the spine. It can cause back pain, uneven shoulders, or hips, breathing problems, and cosmetic issues.
A condition where one or more ribs do not move properly with breathing. It can be caused by spinal-rib joint fixation, trauma, infection, inflammation, muscle spasm, or structural abnormalities. It can result in chest pain, difficulty breathing, and reduced lung function.
A type of muscle pain that occurs when a small area of connective tissue (fascia) surrounding a muscle in the thoracic region becomes tight and sensitive. It can be triggered by stress, poor posture, injury, or repetitive motions. It can cause pain, stiffness, and referred pain to other parts of the body.
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