Thoracic Rotation Syndrome
Thoracic spine pain may radiate into the lateral or anterior ribcage and abdomen. Increased pain is noted with reaching or trunk rotation. There is asymmetry in lateral flexion, rotation, and flexion. Common activities might be racket sports or unilateral throwing sports (frisbee, baseball, softball, football).
- Similar to Thoracic Rotation – Flexion Syndrome.
- Train abdominal musculature to resist thoracic rotation.
- Change desk alignment if needed to reduce reliance on trunk rotation to the same direction.
These are primarily sourced from work by the great Shirley Sahrmann PhD. I use these pages as a personal reference for this type of information.