MID BACK

PAIN

THORACIC SPINE:

Our midback consists of 12 thoracic vertebrae (thoracic spine), 24 ribs, and a variety of joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are common sites for many injuries.  Our thoracic spine naturally has the least amount of range of motion of all of our spinal segments and prone to many faulty mechanics.  Our thoracic spine is often subject to forward flexed posture with rounded shoulders and anterior head carriage, which can impact the way move, feel, and breathe.

 

Often, our ribs are a significant source of pain in the midback, creating sharp, stabbing pain in the back that can be local or travel into the neck.  This rib dysfunction requires treatment and is often described as “a trigger point that doesn’t go away,” or “pinched nerve” in the back. Midback pain has many origins and many different presentations and should be evaluated by a medical professional.   

SYMPTOMS:

Pain  | Tightness/Stiffness  | Numbness/Tingling

Radiating | Dull/Achy  |  Muscle fatigue  | Muscle Spasm | Loss of normal range of motion 

Full body X-ray that demonstrates a normal looking thoracic region. Films include anterior view (front) and lateral view (side). 

Illustration of the rib cage. Abnormal stresses anywhere in the body can alter theses symmetric rings, causing severe pain that feels like a "pinched nerve." 

 CONDITIONS WE TREAT: 

  • Abnormal posture

  • Costochondritis

  • Diastasis Recti/Core Dysfunction

  • Disc Herniation

  • Generalized Muscle Weakness

  • Gibbus Deformity 

  • Hyperkyphosis (Rounded back) 

  • Intercostal Neuralgia 

  • Non/Pre and Post-Surgical (Discectomy, Fusion, Laminectomy, Scoliosis)

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation

  • Scheuermann’s Disease

  • Scoliosis

  • Slipped Rib Syndrome

  • Sports Injury

  • T4 Syndrome

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