Pain in this area tends to be localized, but it can spread out from the spine. Mid back pain can be caused by trauma or an accumulation of tension from spinal imbalances. Blood sugar control can also be a culprit because the nerves that control the pancreas, liver, and adrenal glands travel out from this part of the spine.
Rib involvement is also another cause of mid back pain, but imbalances are the most common cause of pain in the mid back. They develop over time after many minor traumas from lifting, bending, pulling, twisting, or other daily tasks. The function and strength of your mid back decline over time as you perform these tasks until one day it is too much and the pain occurs.
Most treatments for mid back pain focus on the joints or muscles. Chiropractors can adjust the area, while physiotherapy will work more on the muscles on both sides of the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications and supplements may also be suggested to ease the pain and relax the muscles. These are usually a temporary fix. In order to end the pain for good, the spinal imbalance that cause mid back pain need to be identified so that corrective measures can be taken.
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