Mid back pain
Mid back pain is an extremely common complaint that patients have at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C). Our chiropractors and physiotherapist treat multiple cases of mid back pain and stiffness across our Balmain and Dee Why Spine Centre’s each day. In most cases mid back pain does not represent a serious problem and can be treated quickly and effectively.
Mid back pain that is intense or persists for some time should be assessed by a chiropractor or physiotherapist. On your first visit we will give you a clear diagnosis and the reasons you are experiencing mid back pain and stiffness. Our chiropractors and physiotherapist will run you through all the treatment options to reduce your mid back pain as quickly as possible.
Muscle pain in the upper back is an extremely common presentation at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C). We are sitting more than ever and this places tension on the upper back and neck. Constant tension leads to irritation of our upper back muscles. Upper back muscle pain is usually a combination of postural overload and overuse. Both of these causes of upper back muscle pain be very effectively corrected by our chiropractors and physiotherapists in our Balmain and Dee Why spine centre’s.
Joint pain in the upper back and shoulders is something that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Joint structures can become inflamed from overuse and poor postures. Poor posture leads to greater pressures and irritation throughout the day accumulating in the mid and upper back. Most cases of joint pain in the upper back can be effectively treated with chiropractic and physiotherapy. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists in Balmain and Dee Why use the latest treatments to effectively treat upper and min back joint pain.
Myelopathy refers to any condition that affects the spinal cord. There are a variety of different causes of myelopathy. Thoracic myelopathy suggests a condition of the spinal cord in the thoracic region of the spine (mid back). In our discussion we will largely talk about compressive thoracic. Compressive myelopathy occurs when the spinal cord becomes compressed by an arthritic vertebra or herniated mid back intervertebral disc. Compression of the spinal cord is a medical emergency and must be evaluated by a chiropractor or physiotherapist so prompt referral to a medical specialist can be given.
Thoracic spine trauma
Thoracic spine trauma is a common spine injury during sporting activities. Large forces are required such as cycling accidents and rugby injuries. In non-sporting injuries high forces are still needed. This is because the thoracic spine or mid back is protected by the rib cage and very stable. Falls and car accidents would be two examples of possible trauma leading to fracture and injury of the mid back. The spine should always be evaluated if there is midline (over the spine) sensitivity or pain following any sports injury or high force accident.
Osteophytes are also called bone spurs. In the thoracic spine osteophytes develop from previous injury or general wear and tear. Thoracic spine (mid back) bone spurs are not as common as bone spurs that develop in the neck and low back. Bone spurs are typically located where ligaments attach to bones. Bone spurs are located in these areas because the bone lays down bone at these points when chronic inflammation has been present for long periods of time. These bone spurs can grow and grow until they crash into a nerve or the spinal cord. Prevention is the best cure. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists can take you through how to best achieve this.
Thoracic bone spurs
Thoracic bone spurs are also called thoracic osteophytes. The thoracic spine is spine located between our shoulder blades in the middle of the back. Thoracic bone spurs are common in all of us and it is unlikely that we will ever know about them. Thoracic bone spur development is normal through the aging process of the spine. In some circumstances however, these thoracic bone spurs can grow until they crash into a nerve or spinal cord. Repeated injuries or various diseases can also predispose to bone spur development. The key message with thoracic osteophytes is that they are normal and will not be noticed unless they grow to big. Spinal health is often something that is not considered apart of our health regime. See one of our chiropractors or physiotherapists to get your personalised spinal health program.
Thoracic spine stenosis
Thoracic spine stenosis describes the process by which the canal around the spinal cord (central stenosis) becomes too small or the canal where the spinal nerves leave the spine cord (foraminal stenosis). There are many causes of thoracic spine stenosis. These causes may include injury to the spine, disc bulge or disc herniation or a tumour. Thoracic spine stenosis is not as common as stenosis in the neck or low back. Mid back pain is a common feature of thoracic stenosis. A chiropractor or physiotherapist should your first contact if you are experiencing mid back pain.
Thoracic degenerative disc disease
Thoracic degenerative disc disease is a complex name that describes wear and tear in the mid back. It is likely that we will all experience this wear and tear to some degree in our lives. For some, this thoracic disc degeneration will lead to persistent and chronic mid back pain. Degenerative disc disease in the mid back can lead to bone spur development and intervertebral disc tears that can become a source of ongoing mid back pain. It is always best to consult your chiropractor or physiotherapist if you are experiencing ongoing mid back pain and discomfort.
Thoracic disc herniation
Thoracic disc herniations are disc herniations that are located in the mid back of the spine. Thoracic disc herniations are not as common as disc herniations in the neck or mid back. Thoracic disc herniations will lead to mid back pain and discomfort. Disc herniations in the mid back can be treated very effectively with chiropractic and physiotherapy. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are a mid back pain treatment centre of excellence. Using only researched and evidence based treatments our chiropractors and physiotherapists will get you pain free and back to functioning at your best.
Thoracic arthritis is arthritis that develops in the mid back. Thoracic arthritis is also called mid back osteoarthritis, wear and tear and thoracic spondylosis. We will all experience some wear and tear in our mid backs through the normal process of aging. However, in some this wear and tear will lead to disc tearing in our intervertebral discs and bone spur development. If these disc tears and bone spurs become advanced and large ongoing mid back pain and discomfort is likely to be experienced. Mid back pain can be extremely debilitating. Pain that is experienced in the mid back of persists should be evaluated by a chiropractor or physiotherapist. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are a back pain centre of excellence. Located in Balmain and Dee Why, Sydney we are conveniently located and ready to help.
Thoracic foraminal stenosis
Thoracic foraminal stenosis is the condition where the spinal nerve (s) have become compressed in the foraminal canal, as they exist the spinal cord. Spinal nerves can become compressed within the foraminal canal anywhere in the spine. This is usually from a herniated disc or bone spur. It is most common in the neck and low back. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are a back pain treatment centre of excellence. We are chiropractors and physiotherapists working in a team environment to get you back pain free and back to living your life.
Thoracic pinched nerve
A pinched nerve occurs when something compresses it. In the thoracic spine (mid back) this is not common. Pinched nerves are more common in the neck and low back. In the mid back, pinched nerves are usually caused by a disc bulge, disc herniation, slipped disc or bone spur. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are a back and neck treatment centre of excellence. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the latest treatments to treat pinched nerves. Our pinched nerve treatments are based on the latest research and evidence, representing the gold standard of chiropractic and physiotherapy.
Thoracic facet syndrome
Thoracic facet syndrome describes pain that is located over the back of the mid back. This is where the facet joints are located. Facet joints are the ‘steering wheels’ of the back and may become inflamed. Facet joint become inflamed with acute trauma such as a sports injury or ongoing chronic wear and tear. The pain from thoracic facet syndrome can be persistent and lasting. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) have many treatment options for thoracic facet syndrome that are safe, reliable, gentle and effective. All of our chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments for back and neck pain are evidence based and represent the gold standard of non-surgical spine care.
Thoracic facet joint pain
The thoracic facet joints are located on the back of the spine. Every vertebra has a pair of facet joints. Facet joints allow for motion and ‘steer’ spinal movements. Thoracic (mid back) facet joints can become inflamed and worn out either from acute injuries or chronic wear and tear. Both of these may cause the facet joints to become a persistent source of mid back pain and discomfort. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we are a chiropractic and physiotherapy centre of excellence specalising in back and neck pain. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use evidence-based treatments that are shown to be effective. If you are experiencing persistent mid back pain please visit one of our Balmain or Dee Why spine centre’s.
Thoracic disc bulge
A thoracic disc bulge describes an intervertebral disc in the mid back that is still intact by has bulged out to some degree. This usually occurs through the aging process as the thoracic disc degenerate. Most thoracic disc bulges are not a source of mid back pain. Pain in the mid back associated with a disc bulge will only occur if the disc bulge becomes torn or the bulge compresses the spinal cord or the spinal nerves. In both cases mid back pain can become persistent and constant. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), we are a back pain treatment centre of excellence. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use treatments that are evidence based and supported by the latest research.
Thoracic disc protrusion
A disc protrusion is also commonly called a disc herniation, a ruptured disc or a slipped disc. Technically speaking a disc herniation and a disc protrusion mean the same thing. That is, the inner, softer contents of the disc (nucleus pulposus) have ruptured through the outer, hard part of the disc (annulus). A protrusion implies that the inner substance is still contained in the outer substance of the disc, but has protruded the outer edge of the disc out to some degree.. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), have a clinical interest in disc protrusions and use treatments that are safe, effective and gentle.
Thoracic spondylosis is a descriptive term that also means thoracic wear and tear or thoracic arthritis. The thoracic spine is also called the mid back. It is not a common place for wear and tear to develop when compared to the neck or low back. This is simply because the low back and neck move more and therefore are more likely to get some wear and tear. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), our chiropractors and physiotherapists treat mid back pain associated with thoracic spondylosis. Our chiropractors and physiotherapist do this, by utilising treatments that are safe, gentle and effective.
Thoracic spondyloarthropathies are a group of conditions that cause inflammation to the spine. They can cause inflammation to any part of the spine. It is more common for spondyloarthropathies to affect the pelvic joints than the mid back. Spondyloarthropathies include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. The chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) have a particular interest in spinal dysfunction caused by spondyloarthropathies. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use safe, gentle and effective treatments to maintain spinal flexibility.
Thoracic radiculopathy is the term given to back and limb pain associated to a nerve in the spine. In the spine, when a nerve becomes pinched or inflamed, pain radiates along the course of the nerve. This is called radicular pain or radiculopathy. Radiculopathy is more common in the neck and low back than the mid back. Most cases of radiculopathy are associated with a disc, called discogenic radiculopathy. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our chiropractors and physiotherapists are very effective treatments thoracic radiculopathy. We only use treatments that are based on the latest research and evidence base.
Thoracic discogenic pain
Discogenic pain is back pain that is associated with an intervertebral disc. Thoracic discs can become torn and inflamed and be an ongoing source of pain. Discogenic pain describes pain within a disc. Discogenic pain in the mid back is typically associated with discs that have degenerated or worn out. Pain receptors located in the outer third of the disc. Therefore, a tear or problem in a disc must affect the outer third of the disc to be felt as pain. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), we are a chiropractic and physiotherapy centre of excellence. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use treatments that are safe, gentle and effective for the treatment of discogenic pain.
Acute mid back pain
Acute mid back pain is usually caused by accidents, injuries or postural overuse. Acute mid back pain is common and most will experience this at some point in their lives. Many people will experience this through bad postures when sitting at the office chair. The good new is, most acute mid back pain episodes to not represent a serious problem. The treatments offered by our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) are extremely affected for the relief of acute mid back pain. Our treatments are safe, gentle and effective.
Chronic mid back pain
Chronic mid back pain is typically associated with degeneration or arthritis. Chronic mid back pain is not as common as chronic neck pain or chronic low back pain. Chronic mid back pain can discogenic, meaning the pain can come from the intervertebral disc. An experienced chiropractor or physiotherapist who specialises in chronic spinal conditions should always look at chronic mid back pain. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our chiropractors and physiotherapists have a clinical interest in chronic non-surgical spinal conditions. We use the latest treatments for mid back pain that are safe, gentle and effective.
Stiff mid back
Spinal stiffness is a common complaint many people seek chiropractic or physiotherapy for. Most of us will experience spinal stiffness in the mid back in particular. This is a common area for any office worker to experience stiffness in. During sitting pressures are placed on the mid back and through repeated hours sitting tension builds in the mid back causing mid back stiffness. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), we specialise in the treatment of mid back stiffness using chiropractic and physiotherapy. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the latest evidence based treatments that represent the gold standard in mid back stiffness treatment.
Thoracic spine tumour
Thoracic (mid back) spine tumour can become a source of pain. Usually this tumour is a secondary tumour from another tumour located somewhere else in the spine. Mind back tumours typically cause pain by placing pressure and tension on pain sensitivity structures in the spine such as the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) will promptly refer you if we believe your mid back pain is coming from anything not related to your muscles and joints (musculoskeletal system).
Upper back arthritis
Upper back arthritis is common during the later years of life. We will all get this to some degree. Typically this degree is never enough to experience a symptom. For some, this arthritis (degeneration) will be accelerated and lead to intervertebral disc damage and bone spur development. When this occurs irritation to the spinal nerves, spinal cord and intervertebral joints can occur. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C), our chiropractors and physiotherapists have a particular clinical interest in chronic spinal conditions that require non-surgical treatment. Located in Balmain and Dee Why we are position to help.