MID BACK PAIN


Mid back pain refers to all the back pain located from the base of the neck to the bottom of where the ribs end. It is an extremely common condition that many will experience at some point in their lives. This can be an extremely troubling condition that develops into a long-term annoyance. With more and more people sitting at the computer desks often, this is a condition that is on the rise in terms of prevalence. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre our chiropractors use safe and effective treatments for mid back pain with a emphasis on providing people with a clear diagnosis and treatment strategy.

Causes of mid back pain

  • Sustained suboptimal postures such as sitting
  • Poor postures
  • Overuse injuries to the mid back
  • Sports injuries to the mid back
  • Muscle and joint problems in the mid back

 

Symptoms of mid back pain

  • Burning, tightness or stiffness in the mid back
  • Sharp or dull pain in the mid back
  • Pain on breathing, twisting or movement
  • Morning stiffness that takes a while to warm up
  • Back pain that radiates to the front
  • Pain that is worse with sitting or bending in the mid back

 

Common conditions of the mid back

  • Intervertebral disc related pain (discogenic or axial pain)
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Mid back muscle strain
  • Mid back joint sprain
  • Degeneration disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Stenosis (narrowing) of the mid back passages

 

What to do about mid back pain

Any ongoing and persistent back pain should be looked at by a chiropractor regardless of whether it is in the neck, mid back or low back. Mid back pain is most commonly mechanical in nature and this means related to your muscles, bones and joints. Chiropractors are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint problems. At Balmain Chiropractic Centre our chiropractors use safe and effective treatments for mid back pain and mid back problems. Our chiropractors pride themselves providing patients with a clear diagnosis and treatment strategy.