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Best Treatment For Mid-Back Pain

Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides focused mid-back pain treatments that repair the root causes of symptoms without injections or surgery.

The mid-back starts below the neck and ends with the last rib. It has 12 spinal segments beginning with the first thoracic (T-1) and ends with the last thoracic segment (T-12). Here are the most causes of mid-back pain middle back pain:

  • Poor posture
  • Tech neck or text neck
  • Sports injuries
  • lower neck pain
  • Slip discs in the neck or mid-back
  • Spondylosis in the neck or mid-back
  • Arthritis and degenerative spine changes
  • Pulled muscles (strained muscles)
  • Pulled ribs (subluxated ribs)
  • Spinal fractures (compression fractures) and pathology

People with mid-back painfrequently present with upper back pain or pain between or around the shoulder blades. The pain can be in the middle, on the left or right, or both sides. A sudden movement to the thoracic spine may have triggered the pain, or the pain may have commenced gradually over some time. Twisting and turning or side bending of the spine usually will aggravate the thoracic pain. Numbness or pins and needles along the rib cage at the affected level may be reported. Signs and symptoms along the dermatomal distribution are more predictable in the thoracic area. However, symptoms may vary in some instances.

Rib Pain And the Thoracic Spine

Pain in the ribs results from muscles, spine, and rib joint misalignment. The thoracic spine (upper and mid-back) is a common cause of rib pain. Misaglaingements of ribs can occur in the front (at the sternum) or at the back near the spine.

Rib pain The ribs are attached anteriorly to the sternum and posteriorly to the upper and mid-back. Posterior attachment or rib attachment points to the spine through bony ribs that attach directly on the vertebral bodies of T1-T2); as the ribs bend and turn towards the front, the bony part of the ribs changes cartilage (hyaline cartilage)as it latches onto the strum. The cartilage part of the ribs can be several inches in length. The upper ribs form a direct attachment to the sternum (breastbone). The lower rib attachments are indirect.

There are 24 ribs, 12 on each side. Here is rib classification based on their attachment to the breastbone (sternum):

  1. Ribs 1-5 or the first Five ribs attach directly onto the sternum.
  2. Ribs 6-10 indirect form attachment to the costal cartilage of the sternum.
  3. The 11th and 12th ribs don’t connect to the strum and are classified as floating ribs.

Mid-Back Pain That Radiates To The Ribs

The thoracic spine (upper and mid-back) provides attachment points for the ribs. Middle back pain that radiates or runs into the ribcage results from nerve impingement caused by spondylosis, bone spurs, or slipped discs. The thoracic spine (upper and middel back) is not a common site for the slipped disc; however, degenerative spine changes such as spondylosis and spurs are relatively common. Strained upper and mid-back muscles will also cause pain in the ribs. Also, pulled or misaligned ribs (subluxated ribs) are common causes of middle back pain that runs into the ribs.

Mid-Back Pain That Radiates To The Front

Mid-back pain that radiates to the front results from compressed spinal nerve or impingement of the nerve that runs between the ribs (intercostal nerve). CSC’s clinical teams provide targeted physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments of the ribs and spine to eliminate the source of rib pain that radiates to the front.

What Causes Mid-Back Pain When Breathing

Pain when breathing is a classic sign of rib misalignment or rib subluxations. Middle back pain that increases with breathing reuslts with sport injuires or poor sleeping posutres. As mentioned, ribs form joints with the sternum in the front. And at the back, the rib joint is formed when the rib attaches to the vertebrae. Upper back pain and mid-back pain that cause pain with breathing are relatiely easy to treat at Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC). CSC’s physiotherapists and chiropractors in Kuala Lumpur will pronalize a hlistic therapy option to relaign the subluxated rib.

Upper Back & Mid-Back Pain That Radiates To The Shoulders

Injury to the adjacent cervico-thoracic spine (neck and upper back area) may refer to pain in the shoulder area. The lower thoracic region cannot be overlooked in patients with buttock, hip, or inguinal symptoms. 

CSC’s chiropractors will carefully assess the range of motion and mobility of the intervertebral segments in the thoracic spine. We will also examine the paraspinal and periscapular muscles for tightness, trigger points, and weakness. In addition, our chiropractors will include the lower cervical and upper lumbar spine in the physical examination due to its proximity to the thoracic spine. Moreover, we will perform neurological tests of the spine to rule out neural structure damage. 

Why Should You Chose CSC For Your Middle Back Pain?

Chiropractic with physiotherapy combined for back pain provides the lasting relief you need—mid-back pain results from muscles, ligaments, joints, and spinal disc issues. To recover, you need holistic measures that targeted all of the damaged tissues. That is where the combined care through chiropractic with physiotherapy comes in. The best center for mid-back pain treatment options in Malaysia is at the Chiropractic Specialty Center®.

Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best mid-back treatment by expert chiropractors and physiotherapists for back pain in Malaysia. For more information or inquiries on mid-back pain causes & treatment options, please contact us at 03-2093 1000 or visit our website.

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