Mid-back pain is the pain felt in and around the thoracic spine. When this pain extends for longer than 3 months, it is called chronic mid-back pain.
The most common symptoms of Chronic mid back pain (CMBP) include muscle spasms, burning or tingling sensations, radiculopathy, stiffness, along with the very obvious mid back pain.
CMBP can have a variety of causes:
- Degenerative disc
- Herniated lumbar disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Vertebral fracture
- Spinal Misalignment
- Poor posture
Some of the causes lead to pain that can only be managed.
The others are “solved” by balms, sprays, OTC pain meds, but these are temporary and come back full force when the numbing effect of the “solution” wears off.
While certain causes (like cancer, diabetes, etc.) need specific medications and some other causes (tumors, injuries, etc.) need surgeries, most of the causes don’t need such high-risk solutions.
It is best to confirm with your doctor to see which type of treatment is right for you and your condition, previous issues, treatments, etc.
Some people may not support surgeries, not get them due to health or age-related issues, or can’t afford the money or time to get operated on.
A much more reasonable, comparatively inexpensive, effective, non-invasive, solution/management without side effects and suitable for most health conditions and all ages is Chiropractic treatment or care (chiro care).
Chiro care is a type of treatment wherein the doctor ensures the application of different levels of pressure at different areas of the body to aid the body in self-healing. This means your body is going to be healing itself. It won’t be healed by an outside agent (like surgeries) or be dependent on another source for healing (like medications).
Chiropractors focus and customize their treatments depending upon the body type, severity of the issue, cause of the issue, previous issues, previous treatments of each patient. Their treatments are very patient-centered.
Their treatments would reduce the pain, relax the body, strengthen the muscles, increase blood (and oxygen) circulation, improve posture, increase immunity, raise body healing speed, optimize body functioning and efficiency, etc.
There are a plethora of benefits for chiro care.
For CMBP, they could make use of one or a combination of multiple methods from the following:
- Spinal adjustments: Manual or mechanical and gentle adjustments are used to treat patients who suffer from middle back pain. The manual treatment is done on a bench which can change the patient’s positions. The mechanical treatment involves the mechanical application of pressure application or elongation of the spine at various angles, depending upon the necessity.
- Muscle release therapy: This can help to relieve tension and discomfort in the middle back. May make use of ultrasound, laser, electric currents, or heat/ice to achieve the results.
- Stretches & exercise: Chiropractors can use stretches and exercises in combination with a certain lifestyle and nutritional changes to optimize your healing and reduce the chances of relapse or further damage.
So, if you want to get rid of that chronic mid-back pain and get your healthy back back, book an appointment with your nearest licensed chiropractor.