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Table 1 Definition of non specific Thoracic spine pain [11]

From: Spinal manipulative therapy versus Graston Technique in the treatment of non-specific thoracic spine pain: Design of a randomised controlled trial

Definition of non specific Thoracic spine pain
Midline back pain – for the purposes of this trial, the pain will be bound by the lateral margins of the thorax laterally and the trapezium superiorly
Non dermatomal referred pain difficult to localise
No signs of nerve root tension
No major neurological deficit
Pain with compression over the thoracic spine into spine extension
Reduced range of motion