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How can physical therapy help heal a thoracic muscle strain in back?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Physical therapist are experts in helping patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries, strains, sprains, and surgery.
Back pain, and specifically a thoracic muscle strain, is a classic and common injury for which physical therapy may be beneficial.

In brief: Yes

Physical therapist are experts in helping patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries, strains, sprains, and surgery.
Back pain, and specifically a thoracic muscle strain, is a classic and common injury for which physical therapy may be beneficial.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Can be helpful

Pt can help heal this condition with heat or cold treatment, gentle stretching followed by muscle strengthening and postural exercises.
Most strains like this will improve on their own but sometimes require pt. Of course it is important to verify the diagnosis as this is not the only thing that can cause pain in the thoracic area.

In brief: Can be helpful

Pt can help heal this condition with heat or cold treatment, gentle stretching followed by muscle strengthening and postural exercises.
Most strains like this will improve on their own but sometimes require pt. Of course it is important to verify the diagnosis as this is not the only thing that can cause pain in the thoracic area.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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