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Chiropractic for Middle Back Pain Part I: Common Causes

If you have ever experienced pain in your middle back (thoracic area), you have plenty of company.  One study estimates that 30 percent of working adults experience at least one episode of middle back pain each year (J Occup Health 2009;51:177-92).

The good news is that chiropractic care effectively alleviates both acute and chronic pain of the middle back.  In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Smith describes the most common causes of middle back pain.

  • Improper posture.
  • Physical stress.
  • Emotional stress.
  • Misaligned ribs.
  • Referred spinal pain.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Mattress and sleeping position.

If you are experiencing middle back pain, there is no need to suffer.  Call our office today and schedule a chiropractic evaluation.  Together, you and Dr. Smith will work to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort — and how to correct it.

And if you are pain-free, remember one ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Focus on prevention by maintaining regular chiropractic wellness visits.  This will enable Dr. Smith to correct dysfunction in your spine before pain ensues.

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