Are You Dealing With Mid Back Pain?

Watch this video to learn more about how back pain forms.

Understanding The Anatomy Of Mid Back Pain

Your spine is formed by a set of 24 bones that are stacked on top of each other with a soft "disc" between each segment to allow for flexibility.

In a normal and healthy back, each joint in your spine should move freely and independently.

Imagine a normal spine acting like a large spring that may freely move in all directions as a visual aid. A joint limitation in your spine is like having a portion of that spring fuse together. The spring may still be able to move as a whole, but a section of it is broken.

Understanding The Causes Of Joint Restrictions.

Joint restrictions can develop in a number of different ways.

In some circumstances, they are created by the person who has been hurt in an accident. Other times, they arise as a result of bad posture or repetitive strain. You run a higher risk of developing issues if you are overweight, smoke, work physically demanding jobs, and experience emotional stress.

If a joint is restricted there is often swelling and inflammation, which triggers muscular guarding leading to more restriction. Since your spine works as a unit, and not as isolated pieces, a joint restriction in one area of your spine can have a negative impact on other areas of your back or your back as a whole. It may be helpful to think of this situation as a rowboat with multiple oarsmen on each side. When one rower quits, the others are placed under additional stress and can become overworked.

When To Contact A Professional About A Joint Restriction.

Joint restrictions most commonly cause the impacted area to experience tenderness and discomfort.

You may notice that you do not have your full range of motion. In some situations, movement may increase your discomfort.

Your rib cage is frequently the first area of pain from a limited joint, followed by your spine. Always be sure to get in touch with us if you suffer any flu-like symptoms, such as indigestion, a persistent cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Arthritis is believed to be caused by long-term constraints, much like how a car's slightly misaligned wheel causes the tires to wear out too quickly.

How Do We Treat Back Pain?

You should recognize that your problem is very common and is usually very treatable.

Chiropractic care has been proven to be both the safest and most effective treatment for joint restrictions.

In our office, we provide a variety of methods to help relieve your discomfort. You should stay away from activities that aggravate your discomfort in order to hasten your recuperation. If you engage in a lot of sedentary activity, make sure to take regular pauses. Consider taking a yoga class or looking for one online because it has been demonstrated that it can benefit those with back pain.

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