This exercise loosens the costovertebral joints, which are the joints between the spine and ribs.
The tightness of these joints causes stiff neck and shoulders when the upper part gets tight, pain between shoulder blades when mid part gets tight and low back pain when the lower part gets tight.
These.joints tend to get tight by doing deskwork for a long time or from rounded shoulders.
Please try this exercise when you feel your back tight. It is easy and effective and takes only 10 seconds.
This exercise loosens the joints between the ribs and the sternum (Fig below).
If you have tightness in your shoulders and neck, breathing problems like shallow breathing or difficult breathing, depression related to autonomic nervous system, this exercise can improve those symptoms by loosening the chest. Low back pain is sometimes caused by the tightness of the chest because when the chest is tight, it is hard to bend your back backward.
This exercise is very easy and you can see the good result instantly, so please try.
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