Movement Monday: How to Help Your Mid Back and Shoulder Pain
Mid back and shoulder pain can be interconnected due to the vast connections of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that create the structure of our upper body. When Dr. Brunner examines patients for either of these symptoms he often finds that one can cause the other and works with them on improving the functional capacity and stability of their upper bodies.
This exercise can be done with or without the resistance band and can accomplish the same results! The band simply provides more resistance to increase the muscle activation in your back and shoulder muscles.
Stand about 2-3 feet away from the wall. Lean into the wall with your elbows and pinky finger sides of your hands at shoulder level. Walk your way up the wall one hand at a time until you can no longer do it comfortably. Walk your way back down! This exercise is fantastic for your upper, middle, and lower trapezius muscles which provide much of the strength of your back to hold your body in an upright position. ~Dr. Brunner