How to apply Tape: Middle Back

The middle back is a combination of vertebrae from the upper and middle sections of the back and muscles that run the entire length of the back. These muscles support the spine, flex and extend the torso, move the upper limbs and head, as well as function to keep your body in an upright position.

Pain found in the middle of the back is generally the result of tired and overworked muscles due to poor posture, spinal misalignments, or a bout of unusual or strenuous activity. These conditions can cause muscle imbalance, muscle fatigue, pain, and tears. In some cases, spasms are associated with the pain and are primarily due to poor nutrient circulation to the nervous system and can be addressed by increasing circulation.

Use KT Tape to assist correct posture, relax overworked muscles, increase circulation, and promote the body’s natural healing process. You should also make improvements to how you sit during the day, assess whether a different type of mattress could be used to reduce pressure at night, strengthen your core, and consider chiropractic adjustments and massage. Seek additional care if pain becomes severe, you have difficulty standing, or breathing becomes difficult.

Application overview

Pain found in the middle of the back is generally the result of tired and overworked muscles due to poor posture, spinal misalignments, or strenuous activity. This can cause muscle imbalance, muscle fatigue, pain, and tears. Spasms can be associated with the pain and are primarily due to poor nutrient circulation to the nervous system. Use KT Tape to assist correct posture, relax overworked muscles, increase circulation, and promote the body’s natural healing process.

What you need

2 strips of KT TAPE

Apple before activity

Apply one hour before beginning activity

Clean skin

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area

Activate adhesive

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

Body position

how to apply tape to middle back step 1

Put the middle back on stretch by leaning comfortably over with both hands forward on a chair or table.

how to apply tape to middle back step 2

0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: One full strip of tape just below the area of pain, just off the spine.

how to apply tape to middle back step 3

25% STRETCH

APPLY: Tape towards the top of the shoulders along the spine using 25% stretch.

how to apply tape to middle back step 4

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply last 5cm of tape without stretch.

how to apply tape to middle back step 5

0% STRETCH

ANCHOR: One full strip of tape adjacent to the first strip of tape without.

how to apply tape to middle back step 6

25% STRETCH

APPLY: Tape towards the top of the shoulders along the spine using 25% stretch.

how to apply tape to middle back step 7

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply last two inches of tape without stretch.

CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.