Mid Back Pain Treatment in San Leandro
The thoracic spine is located in the mid to upper back. This area of the spine and back is better protected from injury than the cervical (neck) or lumbar (low back), but it can still be a source of back pain. If the muscles, ligaments or spine components are damaged, you can suffer from mid back pain. If you need mid back pain treatment in San Leandro, CA, Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers diagnosis and pain relief options.
Causes of Mid Back Pain
The mid back is in between the cervical and lumbar spine, starting at the base of the neck and extending to the bottom of the ribcage. The ribs offer better support for the mid back or thoracic region, but it can still be injured. Acute pain injuries may include mid back sprains or strains that impact the soft tissues. This type of mid back pain can usually be addressed with rest and OTC pain relievers.
Chronic mid back pain is usually due to damage to the thoracic spinal components. Degenerative disease, wear/tear, aging and other factors can cause deterioration of the spinal discs and vertebrae. If damage occurs to these components, it can cause chronic mid back pain that may require medical treatment for relief. Common conditions that cause mid back pain include:
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Vertebrae fractures
These spinal conditions can irritate the nerves in the spine, causing chronic pain and other symptoms. Diagnosis of the contributing condition can determine the best treatment for pain relief.
Mid Back Pain Relief
Most mid back pain treatment plans at Allied Pain & Spine Institute utilize conservative and non-invasive procedures to relieve pressure on the nerves. Strengthening the muscles and supporting structures in the back through physical therapy combined with other treatments can offer relief. Our pain management team uses a multidisciplinary approach to spine treatment, which may include injection therapy, chiropractic care, regenerative medicine and other procedures.
If you have chronic mid back pain, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We can perform accurate diagnosis to determine the cause of your pain and recommend an effective treatment plan. Contact our location in San Leandro, CA, today to schedule your appointment.