Upper and middle back pain occur between the base of your neck and the bottom of your rib cage. It can range from aching and stiffness to a sharp or burning sensation.
Read more to know about the causes and prevention of upper and middle back pain.
Here are the factors that contribute to upper and middle back pain, including:
Consider these tips for preventing upper and middle back pain:
Exercises will help to strengthen a group of muscles that support your mid-back. You can improve your flexibility and avoid future injuries by stretching. Stretches and general exercises such as walking, swimming, cycling, and yoga are recommended to:
Exercising provides substantial benefits to patients that experience upper and middle back pain, including:
You can take over-the-counter pain medications to reduce complications such as pain and swelling related to upper and middle back pain.
Heat or ice is generally used to reduce swelling, pain, and stiffness resulting from upper and middle back pain.
Manual therapy includes spinal manipulation or massage to improve blood circulation and reduce muscle tension and back pain.
Physical therapy includes exercises and massages to relieve upper and middle back pain. Your physiotherapist may recommend certain exercises and stretches that you can do at home.
Acupuncture is done by inserting tiny and thin needles into the body to promote pain relief and healing. It can reduce upper and middle back pain by inserting needles at certain pressure points on the back.
You should sit or stand straight and balance your weight evenly on both feet. Do not slouch or slump when you sit, especially if you spend time at a computer.
An uncomfortable bed or sleeping position can lead to upper and middle back pain. Find a comfortable sleeping position and mattress that can support your back.
Stress can further worsen your pain, so learn some ways to reduce stress, which can thereby reduce pain. You can do meditation, relaxation exercises, or deep breathing.
Staying positive can help you recover faster from upper and middle back pain.
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