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The neck is made for movement and neck injuries can be very painful. The low back is made for power and flexibility and as a result, it prone to injury.
The thoracic spine is made for stability. However, the human spine wasn’t designed to work in an office. A common cause of MBP or Thoracic pain is poor office posture. Poor office posture injuries are repetitive use injuries.
If your home office isn’t set up with ergonomics in mind, you’ll eventually experience:
Notice the use of the word “eventually” above. The human body is great at adapting to whatever situation you put it in. Unfortunately, if you continue to put stress on your back, neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists with poor office posture, eventually you’ll experience the aches and pains described above.
Anyone who works in an office is susceptible to repetitive use injuries resulting in postural syndrome.
Gentle chiropractic care for mid back pain.
Gentle chiropractic care focuses on treating all of your joints and muscles, including your mid back.
There are two types of MBP or Thoracic pain. Injury, trauma or overuse cause mechanical mid back pain. Non-mechanical mid back pain is due to underlying pathology or disease.
Causes of mechanical thoracic pain are:
- compression fracture
- postural syndrome
Causes of non-mechanical thoracic pain are:
- osteoid osteoma
- Scheuermann’s Disease
- T4 Syndrome
- herpes zoster
- referred pain from viscera
What to expect at your appointment for a complaint of mid back pain:
You should expect to provide a full medical history on your first visit. An event or physical complaint that you think is entirely unrelated to your thoracic pain may provide essential information needed to make a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Danielle will perform a full physical exam, including sensation and strength testing. She may order bloodwork, X-rays, CT or an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
When to seek immediate care for thoracic pain:
Thoracic pain can be referral pain from the viscera i.e. cancer so please seek immediate professional help if you experience thoracic pain with any of the following symptoms.
- History of cancer
- Unexplained weight loss
- Lower limb spasticity
- Progressive pain, worse at night
What can a Chiropractor do for thoracic pain:
- Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments
- Mid-back exercises and stretches
- Ergonomic training
- Electrical stimulation/TENS treatment
MBP or Thoracic pain can be a symptom of serious and even life threatening conditions. As a result, if you’re experiencing MBP or Thoracic pain, be sure to see a chiropractor or medical doctor.
If you’re in Stuart, Florida (or don’t mind driving to Stuart, Florida), Dr. Danielle Hurd specializes in treating people who are in pain. She is a sought after chiropractic physician who frequently treats the severe injuries caused by car accidents.
Dr. Danielle has used gentle chiropractic care to help hundreds of patients achieve drug free relief from chronic and persistent pain.
Schedule an appointment by calling: 855-509-5400