Middle back pain is pain or discomfort that occurs at your thoracic spine, below the neck region. It may feel like a dull ache, a sharp pain, a burning sensation, or muscle stiffness. It may be tough to find a comfortable seated or lying-down position. In turn, you may find your sleep is disrupted and you aren’t enjoying your regular activities like you used to.
So, what is causing your middle back pain?
The most common cause today is bad posture. Many of us sit at our desks all day and we tend to forget to hold our body upright. We hunch forward causing muscles and joints to become stressed and agitated. Other causes include arthritis or degenerative disc disease, a muscle strain, a sprain, a herniated disc, a fracture, or injury from a fall or a direct blow to the back.
How can you find relief for your middle back pain?
Massage can relieve tight and irritated muscles causing pain in the mid-back region. A deep tissue massage can get into those spots where the fascia and muscle tissue have created adhesions – in other words, they have become stuck. For more information, book your next massage appointment with Athlete’s Choice Massage. Our registered massage therapists strive to help you get back to feeling your best. Click the book now button below to get started.