Mid Back Pain
We often simply refer to pain in the back in general terms. However, there are several regions of the back all of which can experience pain independently. Understanding where your pain is emanating from is instrumental in relieving your pain and improving your mobility. For instance, mid back pain may have a different root cause than lower back pain or upper back pain. When you first visit Rockefeller Health Medical in Midtown Manhattan, our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine what is causing your mid back pain and provide chiropractic treatment accordingly.
What Causes Mid Back Pain?
Mid back pain can be caused by several issues. The largest back muscles are located in the mid back, which is also known as the thoracic spine. These muscles are often used in the heavy lifting we do each day, as well as the bending and twisting needed during everyday movement. Because of all of the hard work this part of your back is responsible for, it is easy to see how over time these muscles can become stressed and strained. Other potential causes of mid back pain include:
- Herniated Disc
- Weight gain
Pinpointing the cause of your mid back pain is the step when developing a chiropractic care plan for you.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Oftentimes, mid back pain is caused by spinal misalignment. When the joints and tissues of the spine are out of alignment, it can place excessive stress on surrounding muscles and tendons. This stress will cause pain. In some cases, this stress will also cause inflammation which will eventually lead to compressed nerves. Compressed nerves can cause extreme pain in both the mid back and in the extremities.
Chiropractic is a drug-free and non-invasive approach to mid back pain treatment. After your initial evaluation, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. In most cases, this treatment plan will involve spinal adjustment. This is a great starting place for most patients. If your mid back pain is being caused by misalignment of the spine, spinal adjustments will be able to restore the body’s natural alignment and alleviate pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Midtown for Mid Back Pain Treatment
At Rockefeller Health Medical, we have been providing our patients with natural and effective mid back pain relief for many years. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call today or request an appointment online.