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Mid Back Pain Treatment
Severe mid-bad pain can be excruciating. The pain can come on suddenly and muscle spasms can make it hard to move or even breathe. If you are like many health-conscious Americans, you avoid taking pain pills. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustment and other drug-free approaches can help reduce mid-back pain without the risk associated with prescription pain relievers.
There are three drug-free approaches to mid-back pain treatment: Physical therapy, back pain exercises, and chiropractic adjustment.
Professional care for mid-back pain always starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. Our chiropractors will create an individualized care plan that uses a variety of techniques to relieve your mid-back pain. This treatment plan may include chiropractic adjustment and other safe, effective therapies, depending on the underlying cause of your mid-back pain.
Overuse from excessive exercise and sports can cause mid-back pain, as can poor posture, an unhealthy diet and weak back muscles. People with desk jobs, in manual labor jobs, athletes and active individuals are at high risk for mid-back pain.
Spinal misalignment is a common cause of mid-back pain. The bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, are stacked like a deck of cards to allow free movement. Individual vertebra can move and become misaligned in a way that irritates nearby muscles, nerves and ligaments. Misaligned vertebrae in the mid-back can cause thoracic pain. Pain from misaligned vertebrae in the neck can radiate downward to cause mid-back pain. Misalignment in vertebrae in the lower back can cause alignment problems further up into the mid-back.
Our chiropractors perform chiropractic readjustments to restore vertebrae to their normal positions, immediately relieving the irritation to nearby tissues. Chiropractic readjustments alleviate mid-back pain and inflammation right away, allowing your body to start the healing process.
Between each vertebra are rubbery discs that provide cushion, so that the bones of the spine do not rub together. These discs can bulge or develop tears that allow the gooey inside to seep outside the discs to irritate nerves and cause pain. Our chiropractors can perform spinal traction and decompression to help elongate the spine, muscles and connective tissue to reduce the pressure the spine places on these discs.
In addition to chiropractic adjustment, our chiropractors can perform physical therapy, demonstrate back pain exercises, and provide other therapies to alleviate your mid-back pain. Physical therapy improves your overall condition in a way that alleviates pain. Back pain exercises help you rebuild strength, function, and flexibility. A hydro massage table uses relaxing heat and water to melt away muscle spasms and strain.
Our chiropractor also recommend heat and ice therapy to reduce inflammation and swelling that often accompanies mid-back pain. Heat and ice therapy also loosens back muscles to ease spasms.
If you suffer from mid-back pain, make an appointment with Century Center Chiropractic. The sooner you begin treatment, the faster you will find relief from mid-back pain.