4 Causes Of Middle Back Pain

What are the causes of middle back pain?

  1. Poor posture or alignment
  2. Muscle sprain or strain
  3. Fall or similar injury
  4. Herniated disc
While not as common as lower back pain, your middle back area can still be a source of pain and discomfort. When you have middle back pain, it can be as problematic as any other back problem and even disrupt your daily tasks. But, the good thing is middle back pain is typically treatable. So, you can still stay active and live life to the fullest! To get you started on treating your back problem, what you should know is the common causes of middle back pain:  

Symptoms of middle back pain

There are several symptoms of middle back pain. These symptoms should, more or less, be concentrated in the area (which is around the ribcage portion of your torso). Symptoms of middle back pain include:
  • Dull or aching pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Sharp pains
  • Muscle tightness, soreness, or stiffness
If you’re experiencing any of these, it’s a good sign that you’re dealing with a middle-back pain problem. Here are the most likely culprits of your discomfort:  

Poor posture or alignment

Having poor posture or having a misaligned spine can lead to middle back pain. In most cases, this causes pressure to build up in the wrong places on your back. The muscles and ligaments around your spine also have to work extra hard to keep you balanced and upright, worsening the strain and aches you may feel. If you think this is what’s causing your back problems, then we recommend visiting our chiropractic clinic in Manila. At Chiropractor Philippines, we can help you readjust your spine, promoting better posture and making it easier for your spine to support your body. As a result, the extra pressure is reduced on your middle back, which can alleviate the pain.   

Muscle sprain or strain

Muscle sprain or strain When your muscles are overworked or overstretched, they get torn. This injury is known as muscle sprains or strains. This often happens when you regularly lift heavy objects, live an active lifestyle, or play sports. While your muscles may be able to heal over time, they can cause significant pain in the meantime. Chiropractic treatment in the Philippines can also address this cause of middle back pain. We can use noninvasive treatments to stretch out your muscles. This improves flexibility, reduces pain, and speeds up healing. After a session or two, you might notice that your muscles are less strained, and your middle back pain has lessened significantly!  

Fall or similar injury

Your middle back is less likely to be affected by falls and similar injuries because it’s more structured and rigid than your lower back, but it’s still possible. If you’ve had a hard fall or an accident where your back was exposed to impact or blunt force trauma, it can be the main cause of your middle back pain. Chiropractors can help you recover from these injuries, too. In most cases, a back injury can put your spine and muscles out of their normal position, leading to pain. In that case, chiropractic treatments can help realign your spine and treat muscle pain. Treatment can also enhance your flexibility and mobility, which can help prevent future injury.

Herniated disc

Herniated disc A herniated disc is a condition that happens when the discs in your back come out of alignment and push against the outer ring of cartilage. This puts pressure on your nerves, which leads to piercing or aching pain. It can also result in tingling or a numb sensation. A herniated disc can happen in the middle of your spine, which causes middle back pain. For many people who have herniated discs, chiropractic treatment is the preferred solution. This is because it is non-invasive, and involves gentle yet effective manipulations of your spine. This helps realign your herniated disc and alleviate your middle back pain.   

Key Takeaway

While not an exhaustive list, these causes of middle back pain are the most common culprits behind your back problems. If you experience any of these symptoms or suspect that your problems are caused by the conditions above, then contact Chiropractic Philippines today. We can help you find the best treatment for your middle back pain, and minimize its effects on your overall health and happiness.  

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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