What is upper or middle back pain
Upper back pain or mid back pain also called thoracic back pain, is back pain felt in the region of the thoracic vertebrae. These are between the bottom of the neck and top of the lumbar spine.
What causes middle back pain
Upper back pain causes are clearly linked to poor posture such as in sitting positions at desks using computers. Mid back pain is a little harder to identify. There are a number of potential causes including muscle strain. They can also include or rare serious diseases. There may other contributing factors including lack of strength, overuse injuries, or a trauma (such as a car accident or sports injury).
How to treat middle back pain
Often treatment of mid back pain can be tricky. With expert advice from a physiotherapist it will be a combination of: