Upper and Middle Back Pain

What is Upper and Middle Back Pain?

Upper and middle back pain occurs from the bottom of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. It’s much less common than low back pain and is usually caused by

  • Overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the upper or middle back
  • Poor posture
  • Pain that affects the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles (myofascial pain)

What are the Symptoms of Upper and Middle Back Pain?

Common symptoms of upper and middle back pain are:

  • A dull, burning, or sharp pain
  • Muscle tightness or stiffness

Get emergency medical care if you have:

  • Back pain after an accident
  • Back pain with chest pain
  • Weakness in your arms or legs
  • Loss of control over your bowels or bladder
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms, legs, chest, or belly


What are the treatments for Upper and Middle Back Pain?

Our pain management doctors will use the best treatment to relieve your pain — so you can stop hurting and get back to your normal lifestyle.
Treatments for upper and middle back pain available at the Interventional Pain Management Center are:

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