Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums Back Daily Afternoon T-Spine Stiffness

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      AvatarBrandon Bienstock

      My T-spine almost every day feels very stiff by the afternoon/early evening. It seems as though the better I try and maintain good posture during the day the worse the pain is as the day goes on. I’ve try standing while working and sitting and I get a similar result. I’m also trying to be more mindful of how much time I spend in any one position but the stiffness still seems to rear it’s ugly head.

      I use the double-lax ball or foam roller to mobilize and relieve the pain which works for the evening but does not prevent it from coming back the next day. Any thoughts or ideas as to how to better prevent this stiffness?

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      Kaitlin LyonsKaitlin Lyons

      Is your t-spine stiffness a new or ongoing situation?
      Yes, you could be experiencing more stiffness as you are changing your posture. You are breaking a habit and forming a new one. You are using different muscles/tissues to maintain your improved posture and all the muscles/tissues may not have been used to the same degree. New work for some of the muscles/ tissues involved. Take breaks to reset your position throughout the day.
      As this improved posture becomes your default posture it will improve.
      Keep working on it.
      Are you working up/downstream?
      A couple to mix in.
      Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 – T Spine Overhead Restorativee
      Friday, November 23rd, 2018 – T Spine Scrub to Improve Your Overhead
      Basic T-Spine Mobilization
      T-Spine Plate Smash

      Doing a morning basic shoulder spin up (click the arrow on the right to the 4th video) may help.

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