Chronic upper back pain is not as common as lower back pain. The thoracic spine, sometimes called the upper or middle back, consists of 12 vertebrae and is used mainly for stability. The lower back and neck portions of the spine are more mobile. For that reason, the upper back is less susceptible to injury than the lower back or neck.
That does not mean, though, that the pain is any less severe when an injury does occur. Sports injuries and other types of damage (such as those due to automobile accidents and strains) can cause severe muscle pain in the upper back. In addition, joint dysfunction or a herniated disc can create unbearable pain. It’s necessary to treat chronic upper back pain where it originates in order to find relief.
Back Pain Treatments
If you have back pain, resting it is recommended. Avoid activities that cause pain or may have caused the injury and begin cold compressiontreatments as soon as possible.
There are healing tools that can help treat your back pain and speed up the healing process so you can reduce your pain and get back to daily life.Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®) will promote blood flow to heal your injury faster and more completely than any other methods available.