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All About Mid/Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain, also known as thoracic back pain, refers to discomfort or pain that occurs in the region of the back located between the base of the neck and the lower part of the ribcage. This area is known as the thoracic spine, and it consists of twelve vertebrae (T1 to T12) that are attached to the ribs. Symptoms of upper back pain can vary and may include localized pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and limited range of motion. Treatment for upper back pain depends on the underlying cause and severity. It may involve rest, physical therapy, pain medications, exercises, posture correction, and in some cases, surgery for more severe conditions.

What are common symptoms of mid/upper back pain?

Pain or discomfort in the mid to upper back, often accompanied by stiffness or reduced mobility. This is usually at the base of the neck or between the shoulder blades. 

How can a chiropractor help with mid/upper back pain?

Chiropractic adjustments targeting the thoracic spine, combined with soft tissue therapies, can help alleviate pain, improve posture, and restore mobility in this region.

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