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Monday Morning Health Tip – Middle Back Pain – Part 1 – Common Causes

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.  Once recent 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.

Like other types of back pain, middle back pain is often rooted in a misalignment of the vertebrae.  This common malady is called vertebral subluxation.

Over time, vertebral subluxations in the thoracic region may lead to pain and an exaggerated curvature of the spine — ranging from a mild roll of the shoulders to a severe “hunchback”.

Chiropractic care is rooted in detecting and correcting vertebral subluxations with gentle maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.  What triggers vertebral subluxations in the thoracic region?  Here is a sampling of the most common culprits:

  • 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.  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. Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator

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