Mid Back Pain

Mid Back Pain- Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


​​​​​​​​​​​What is Back Pain?

Back pain can be described as an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. Back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their life. In fact, about 10% of the population will consult their doctor or chiropractor about their back pain each year. Back problems are a common reason for pain among younger and middle-aged adults, but they can start early in life between ages 8 and 10.

Back pain can be caused by a number of things, such as a sudden movement or a fall, an injury or other medical conditions. The most common cause is usually from the way the bones, discs, tendons, muscles, and ligaments interact and work together which is commonly referred to as mechanical back pain. Although back pain may resolve within a few days or weeks, sometimes back pain can be ongoing and begin to interfere with your daily functioning.

At JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, we offer treatment and pain relief for Middle Back Pain (which we discuss in more detail on this page) as well as Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain.

What are the symptoms of Mid Back Pain?

Symptoms of Middle Back Pain can range in severity from mild discomfort to severe disabling pain. Middle Back Pain symptoms will vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain, and may include:

  • A dull, burning, or sharp pain.

  • Be felt at a single point or over a broad area.

  • Start suddenly or slowly get worse.

  • Be constant or intermittent.

  • Occur with muscle tightness or stiffness.

  • Get worse with activity or when sitting for long periods.

  • If your Middle Back Pain is not improving after a few days, you should consult a health professional.

​​​​​​​At JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, we take a detailed history of your unique back symptoms so we can tailor a Back Pain treatment plan designed to relieve your pain.

Causes of Back Pain

What can cause back pain?

In most cases, Middle Back Pain is caused by problems of habit or structural problems with the spine.

The common causes of middle back pain related to habit and lifestyle are:

  • Poor posture the most common cause of middle back pain

  • Overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine.

  • Myofascial pain that affects the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles.

Some examples are:

  • Slumping or slouching when sitting or standing.

  • Playing sports or doing work around the house.

  • Getting jolted in a car accident.

  • Getting hit hard in the back.

  • Lifting something too heavy.

How is back pain treated?

At JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, we diagnose Middle Back Pain by taking a comprehensive medical history and performing a physical examination.

We may also use diagnostic imaging such as X-rays to determine the underlying cause of your Middle Back Pain so we can tailor a treatment plan unique to your needs.

Treatment for your Middle Back Pain will depend on the results of a thorough examination by your Chiropractic Doctor. We recommend communication between our chiropractor and your GP.

At our clinic, we offer relief from Back Pain through:

  • chiropractic manipulation

  • chiropractic soft tissue mobilization techniques

  • traction treatment with our unique equipment

  • postural correction

  • a tailored exercise program

  • lifestyle changes such as exercise and behavioral change.

How can Chiropractic care relieve Back Pain?

At JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, our focus is on assisting our patients with pain relief and improving the structure and function of their spine and back. Chiropractic adjustments help to improve the movement of the spine and the health of the nervous system which can lead to improvement of pain and other symptoms.

In addition, we use one of the most researched chiropractic techniques in the world, which we integrate with traditional Chiropractic treatment. This is a scientific approach to spinal re-alignment and postural correction. Our clinic is state of the art with digital x-rays and unique physiotherapy equipment to complement our programs.

If you have Back Pain, then contact our friendly clinic at JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, SC to book an appointment, for accurate diagnosis of the problem and appropriate back treatment as necessary. When the spine assumes its healthy and ideal alignment performs at its best, helping to prevent further back injury and damage.

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