Middle Back Pain Treatment

Middle Back Pain Treatment:
A Natural Approach

Middle back pain treatment, or any type of back pain, is something that chiropractors help with just about every day.

Without the use of drugs. Or surgery.

Just a safe and all-natural treatment that gets the job done.

Their success with millions of delighted patients means today’s chiropractic is worth a closer look.

Say Goodbye to Mid Back Pain

man with middle back painIf you’ve never experienced a chiropractic adjustment, you might think that adjusting a painful area would actually be painful.

Rarely.

In fact, many patients report that adjustments feel like a heavy rock has been lifted from their toe.

Adjustments feel great. If they didn’t, chiropractors wouldn’t be able to get patients to return for the multiple visits necessary to make lasting spinal changes. Chiropractic is so successful with mid back pain that it is the first choice, worldwide, of patients choosing natural health care options.

And chiropractic is safe: chiropractors obtain advanced degrees, rigorous training and state licenses before working with patients. And chiropractic care is a covered option under most health plans.

Stop Mid Back Pain Before It Begins

Strained postures are one of the most common causes of mid back pain, but taking a few precautions can help.

What To DoHow To Do It
Take BreaksTightly gripping the steering wheel while hunching forward, bending diligently over your computer keyboard, or sitting with your upper back turned to one side can all strain the muscles, creating pain. Take frequent short breaks to give the muscles a rest.
Move AroundAdjust your posture whenever you notice your shoulders and upper back hunching forward. Stretch gently in the opposite direction, move your shoulders around and squeeze your shoulder blades together to counteract the forward pulling.
Make AdjustmentsSet your monitor to be at eye level when you are seated properly in your chair with your knees lower than your hips and your feet on the floor. Use your chair’s head and arm rests.
Turn OverSleeping on your side or your back is better for your spine than stomach sleeping, which tends to twist the neck, putting pressure on all the vertebrae.

Basic Mid-back Anatomy

The mid back – that broad area between the neck and the lower back – has become an increasingly frequent source of pain and discomfort due to today’s digital lifestyle.

The mid back is made up of the twelve thoracic vertebrae. Their interlocking facet joints and the discs between them, form an armature that help support your rib cage while protecting your spinal cord.

The muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold this vital structure together, also permit movement. It’s often this movement that produces painful symptoms. Some describe it as a burning sensation. Or like the stabbing pain from a knife.

Identifying the cause of this type of middle back pain, and creating a treatment plan to address it, is something that chiropractors do routinely.

Right Cause Means Right Treatment

Middle back pain is most commonly the result of muscle strain, misaligned spinal joints or slight dislocations where a rib connects with a vertebrae.

Often all three are involved.

This can be triggered by many things, including:

  • Maintaining straining postures (like bending over a computer, sink or workbench)
  • Lifting excessive weight
  • Sleeping on the stomach
  • Obesity

Although more common among lower back pain sufferers, factors such as bugling discs and arthritis can contribute to mid back pain as well.

Muscle strain can create inflammation that crowds pairs of nerve roots that exit the spine between each pair of spinal bones. Joints that don’t move enough create rigidity. Joints that move too much produce instability.

Both problems can irritate nerves in the mid-back.

Drug Treatment Merely Blocks Middle Back Pain

The pain resulting from the neurological insults from spinal bones or the ribs can be blocked with pain medication.

The underlying problem hasn’t resolved, but you’ll feel better. For a while. Until the dosage must be increased. Again and again. And then there are the side effects.

The promise of muscle relaxers isn’t very promising either. Besides the interactions with other drugs, muscle relaxers affect your entire body, inducing grogginess, making it unsafe to drive or think clearly.

Thankfully, today’s chiropractic care avoids these issues and actually addresses the underlying structural causes.

Basic Mid-back Anatomy

The mid back – that broad area between the neck and the lower back – has become an increasingly frequent source of pain and discomfort due to today’s digital lifestyle.

The mid back is made up of the twelve thoracic vertebrae. Their interlocking facet joints and the discs between them, form an armature that help support your rib cage while protecting your spinal cord.

The muscles, tendons and ligaments that hold this vital structure together, also permit movement. It’s often this movement that produces painful symptoms. Some describe it as a burning sensation. Or like the stabbing pain from a knife.

Identifying the cause of this type of middle back pain, and creating a treatment plan to address it, is something that chiropractors do routinely.

Right Cause Means Right Treatment

Middle back pain is most commonly the result of muscle strain, misaligned spinal joints or slight dislocations where a rib connects with a vertebrae.

Often all three are involved.

This can be triggered by many things, including:

  • Maintaining straining postures (like bending over a computer, sink or workbench)
  • Lifting excessive weight
  • Sleeping on the stomach
  • Obesity

Although more common among lower back pain sufferers, factors such as bugling discs and arthritis can contribute to mid back pain as well.

Muscle strain can create inflammation that crowds pairs of nerve roots that exit the spine between each pair of spinal bones. Joints that don’t move enough create rigidity. Joints that move too much produce instability.

Both problems can irritate nerves in the mid-back.

Drug Treatment Merely Blocks Middle Back Pain

The pain resulting from the neurological insults from spinal bones or the ribs can be blocked with pain medication.

The underlying problem hasn’t resolved, but you’ll feel better. For a while. Until the dosage must be increased. Again and again. And then there are the side effects.

The promise of muscle relaxers isn’t very promising either. Besides the interactions with other drugs, muscle relaxers affect your entire body, inducing grogginess, making it unsafe to drive or think clearly.

Thankfully, today’s chiropractic care avoids these issues and actually addresses the underlying structural causes.

Book Your Appointment Now

A Choose Natural chiropractor who sponsors this informative website is nearby and ready to help you put this episode of middle back pain behind you.

On your first visit you’ll meet a compassionate chiropractor who is a great listener. He or she will determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care. If you are, you’ll experience a thorough examination. Many report it’s the most thorough work up that they’ve ever received.

Everything will be explained along the way so you know what your chiropractor is finding and what can be done to help you.

Begin by reserving an initial, no-obligation consultation and getting your questions answered. Find out if chiropractic can put an end to your mid back pain. Call a Choose Natural sponsoring chiropractor today.

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