I've been seeing a physio lately to try and figure out my lower back pain problems, after numerous scans, tests and even facet injections - nothing has worked. However she has noticed that my thoracic spine is completely immobile and does not bend. This does not cause me pain unless I'm walking for longer than 10 mins. Normally its just my lower back that hurts 24/7 apart from when I walk.
When the physio works on my joints/muscles of my thoracis spine to attempt to loosen it up, I get referred pain into the lumbar region and this happens on every joint she touches - all the way up to my bra strap. We haven't even tried to go further up on the spine again as the lower half of the spine at the moment is so terrible.
Does any one have a similar problem? Can Thoracic immobility cause lower back pain? Is it bad that it does not bend?