Mid-back pain occurs in the Thoracic Spine area of your back between the base of the neck and rib cage. There are a dozen spinal discs in this region surrounded by muscles and ligaments that can become damaged causing your back pain and discomfort.
WHAT IS MID-BACK PAIN AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE IT?
Mid-Back pain can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging aging to traumatic injury. While most will expereince this pain thorughout their life, the leading cause is poor posture.
When you expereince this condition it is typically due to scoliosis, inflammation in the muscles surrounding your spine, herniated discs, vertabrae fractures and/or strained or sprained muscles.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MID-BACK PAIN?
Treatements for Mid-Back pain often starts with conservative care such as exercise, physical therapy, improvements to your posture.
After the proper testing anf diagnostics are completed, in more severe cases, paitents may undergo a Discectomy, Fusion, Laminectomy or Laminotomy.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury