Mid Back Pain
Serving Plainfield, Oswego, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Romeoville & the Southwesten Suburbs of Chicago
The quick paced ways of life of today have incurred significant injury in making many individuals experience the ill effects of mid back agony. As of now, back agony is the main source of incapacity for the ages of 19-45 and is the second driving reason for missed work days.
Contributing Elements of Mid Back Pain:
- General increments in work requests
- General declines in physical movement
- Increments in delayed sitting (at the work area, car or laying in bed)
- Absence of intermittent spinal checkups and deterrent care
- Inability to look for prompt care taking after harm
- Inability to get satisfactory treatment for back wounds
- Poor postural propensities and lifting systems
What is the Thoracic Spine?
We always hear about lower back pain, but middle back pain is rarely mentioned, known to the professionals as thoracic back pain. The thoracic area is the part of the spine that starts just below your cervical spine (neck) and connects with your lumbar spine (lower back.) It is a very large section of vertebrae, discs, ligaments, nerves, and tissue that can sustain injury or ailment.
Causes of Thoracic Back Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Accident Trauma
- Myofascial Pain
- Pinched Nerves
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Stress-Related Disorders
Managing the Middle Back Pain
While most cases of thoracic back pain may resolve within a few weeks, the prognosis of thoracic back pain greatly depends on the underlying cause and specific circumstances of your case, as well as, the method of treatment used.
Electrical Muscle Stimulator -- Electrical Muscle Stimulation (STIM) is the standard treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain in their back, neck or limbs. It can be used as a rehabilitation and preventive tool.
Ultrasound Therapy -- Ultrasound waves are sent to the affected area in order to treat pain conditions and to promote tissue healing.
Laser Therapy -- During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration and reduces inflammation.
Hot/Cold Treatments -- Our hot and cold packs are used to help both relax the muscles in the area being treated, as well as reduce inflammation.
Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization -- S.A.S.T.M. is an effective technique that uses instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves, similar to a stethoscope, and allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure, due to square surface concept.
Massages -- Our Licenced Massage Therapists provide therapeutic deep tissue massages to help reduce pain and muscle stiffness.
Acupuncture -- Acupuncture works by improving the body’s functions in order to promote the natural self-healing process. This is done by stimulating specific anatomic sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate these points is the insertion of fine, sterile, needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may also be used to further enhance the effects.
Don’t let middle back pain take control of your life. Our pain specialists at PRO Sports & Spinal Rehab in Plainfield, IL. are here to help. Contact us or schedule an appointment today!