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How do I stretch my mid-back?

A great way to stretch the mid-back is to perform the thoracic spine foam roll technique.  This technique helps to reduce the sensation of tightness in the muscles of the mid-back and improve the range of motion of the spine.  Here is how to do it:  lie face up on the floor with the foam roll underneath the mid/upper back. Next, place the hands behind the head and let the elbows fall out toward the floor while keeping the head relaxed but supported.  Last, raise the hips off the floor while slowly rolling back and forth and applying pressure on any tender spots for at least 30 seconds.

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