What causes middle back pain?

What cause middle back pain?

The term middle back is referring to the thoracic spine, where the region of the back between the rib cage and the base of the neck. Between these 2 areas, there is 12 spinal disks, several vertebrae, and many muscles and ligaments. Any of these structures can become irritated or damaged, and it may lead to middle back pain.

Common causes of middle back pain are as listed below:

Aging

As we grow older pains in any part of our body more likely to happen. People who are 30 years old and above more likely will have back problems, and it can effect people of any age as well. Natural causes of back pain in older adults include include, less fluid between spinal joints, reduced muscle mass in our body and thinning bones.

Arthritis

There is a lot of different kinds of arthritis, there is a few that may effect the spine. Ankylosing spondylitis is a kind or arthritis that effect the spine, include pain and stiffness in the back. Ever time, it will cause the vertebrae to fuse together and can effect the posture and movement of our body.

Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative joint disease that affects human  in the whole world. OA causes the ends of bones to rub together, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Fractured vertebrae

A fracture or broken bone can possible happens in any part of our vertebrae in the middle back as a result of sports injury, any form of vehicle accident, or even a fall. People who have osteoarthritis stand a higher chance of causing fracture on their vertebrae. Symptoms of fractured vertebrae include intense pain when you move, If the condition affect the spinal, you will encounter numbness tingling feeling on the spine and incontinence.

Poor posture

Incorrect posture while sitting or standing will lead to pains on the back. Slouching increases pressure on the spine and leads to strained muscles as they try to maintain balance.

Treatment

Treatment for middle back pain depends on the cause of the problem and the condition of the problem. Therefore, it is very importance that you understand the cause of your symptoms before embarking on a treatment program. 

A person should see a doctor if they experience any pain or funny feeling on their body for more than 3 days. Symptoms of severe back pain that require prompt medical treatment include a tingling sensation in the arms, chest, or legs, chest pain, incontinence, numbness or weakness. People should seek immediate medical treatment for back symptoms following a fall, collision, or another injury. Consult our specialist today, call the number below.

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