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Mid-Back Pain Causes
Pain in the mid-back is most commonly caused by injury or irritation to the muscles and connective tissues. This can happen because of improper rehabilitation from a prior injury, poor posture, stress, exercise, and long hours spent sitting at computers. A more serious mid-back condition can occur when the spinal bones become misaligned, leading to muscle strain, spasm, and nerve dysfunction. Mid-back pain can be the result of extraordinary circumstances or something as simple as the way you sit at your desk.
The mid-back is the middle region of the spine and contains the spinal bones called Thoracic Vertebrae. Each of these bones is connected to two opposing ribs. The mid-section of the spine is also connected to a variety of muscles and connective tissue comprising the middle portion of your back. The Thoracic Vertebrae, like the rest of the spinal column, also provides protection for the nerves of your spine and your spinal cord.
Due to its smaller range of motion, the mid-back is less susceptible to the wear and tear affecting the upper and lower back. However, active lifestyles, posture practice, office environments, and other influences can cause pain and discomfort in the mid-back.
Why Spine and Sports Medicine For Your Back Pain?
Spine and Sports Medicine, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, offers a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, neurologists, and physical therapists applying the latest techniques. These specialists use the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat your condition. Our chiropractors are specialists in hands-on manipulation of mid-back muscles, ligaments, and spinal bones. Using biofeedback, muscle manipulation, biomechanics, and spinal adjustment, the healthcare professionals at Spine and Sports Medicine will relieve your mid-back pain and solve its underlying cause. We provide expert care including massage, improvement of posture, and acupuncture. We also work with you to reduce muscle strain and spasm, improve exercise habits, and return you to a pain-free active lifestyle.
You won't need an outside referral to visit with any of our expert healthcare practitioners. At Spine and Sports Medicine, we relieve your pain and cure its cause, all within the comfort and relaxation of spa-like facilities. If you are experiencing back pain, please contact us today to make an appointment. Spine and Sports Medicine is New York City's finest physical therapy and rehabilitation center.
Lower Back Pain Causes
The lower back is a complex area that connects the upper body (including the chest and arms) to the lower body (including the pelvis and legs) and is comprised of several vertebrae, soft cartilage discs, muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerve tissue. Lower back pain is extremely common for people of all ages, often triggered by some combination of overuse, strain, or injury. Heavy lifting, stretching and exercise can cause a strain, spasm or sprain of the lower back. Occasionally, a spinal disc may rupture or bulge outward, causing pressure on the nerves located in the lumbar region. Lower back pain may also be caused by sciatica or degenerative disorders like arthritis and osteoporosis, a disease characterized by thinning of the bones. Lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, obesity, poor posture, stress, and bad work practices can also contribute to lower back pain.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is one of the most common neurological ailments in the United States — second only to headaches.
* Patient Story
"I bent over to move the toolbox and that was it. It was like somebody stabbed me in the back with a knife. I couldn't work, I couldn't sleep. I could hardly move." - Robert
What Makes Us NYC's Back Pain Experts
At Spine and Sports Medicine in midtown Manhattan, we know how to treat lower back pain and injury. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology, the finest healthcare expertise and comprehensive physical therapy to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle.
Our physicians, chiropractors and neurologists specialize in treating pain and the disorders that cause pain. Our physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation and will help you learn how you can help yourself recover from a lower back injury. Whatever the cause of your lower back pain, the professionals at Spine and Sports Medicine will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.