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Middle Back Pain

Middle back pain is one of the most frequent conditions our Perth Chiropractors see at Harrisdale Chiropractic. Most people at some stage in their life will experience middle back pain in one of it's many forms. A large contributing factor for this is a substantial number of Perth’s population who work in front of a computer or at a desk for an extended periods of time. 


The advancement of technology has become real issue that often affects many peoples spinal health, causing mid back pain. This can due to many people, including children spending prolonged periods in the same posture. 

If you have middle back pain it is important to consult with your Perth Chiropractor, as not all middle back pain is the same. The cause of middle back pain you are experiencing can come from many origins. The more regular pain generating structures can include the Costo-Transverse Joints, Rhomboid/Trapezius Muscle Group, or even the Thoracic Intervertebral Discs.

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Middle Back Pain Causes


Our experienced Perth Chiropractors successfully treat mid back pain on a daily basis, as well as other spinal and musculoskeletal conditions. Our Perth Chiropractors at Harrisdale Chiropractic frequently consult with a number of differing concerns regarding mid back pain, and patients want to know what causes mid back pain.  Generally speaking mid back pain causes can include:  

  • A sudden increase in, or sustained periods of increased work demands

  • A sedentary lifestyle or overall reduction in exercise or physical activity

  • Prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity in general. This can include time in front of a computer tv or driving.

  • General de-conditioning and weakness of your musculoskeletal system

  • Failing to consult with a Perth Chiropractor or other healthcare professional following an injury 

  • poor lifting and postural habits in combination with a lack of targeted physical activity (exercise)

  • Pathology (generally uncommon and less sinister causes are more likely)

At Harrisdale Chiropractic, our Perth Chiropractors aim identify the main cause of your mid back pain. The best treatments for mid back pain can vary greatly. Generally this can depend on the cause of mid back pain, as well as patient and practitioner preference. For this reason, the mid back pain treatment from your Perth Chiropractor is specifically designed for you and your mid back pain cause.

Middle Back Pain Exercises

Given that Middle Back Pain is generally multi-factorial we have included some tips to prevent neck pain below. When you consult with our Perth Chiropractors for Middle Back Pain however, it is likely that they will prescribe some neck pain exercises and stretches for you. These will be custom and specific to your condition. In the mean time, here are some general tips for you! 

Avoid Prolonged Periods of Sustained Postures

Are you concerned about maintaining "correct posture?" There good news is generally speaking there is no "correct posture." The best postural advice we can give our patients is to NOT maintain the same posture for extended periods of time. If you try to maintain the same posture for an extended period of time, rather than alternating postures, it is very likely you will experience increased levels of lower back pain. This is one of the main tips for mid back pain our experienced Perth Chiropractors will offer. 

Regular Exercise

Movement is the key to life right? Whilst many patients are looking for specific exercises to treat mid back pain, on the most part general exercise will suffice. We also have some bad news for the workoholics out there, work does count as exercise. Whilst exercise aims to decrease blood pressure, heart rate and stress, work does the opposite. So unfortunately you will need to find some time in your day for targeted Physical Activity, also known as exercise.  If you would like to know more about what type of exercises is best for mid back pain, please consult with your Perth Chiropractor near you. 

Stress Management Techniques

Have ever noticed how mid back pain always seems to strike when we have so many other things going on life? It's funny that isn't it. Well stress is actually  underestimated as a contributing factor of mid back pain. Patient's can carry stress in many different ways. Many of which can affect our spinal health and  contribute to spinal pain. Whilst our Perth Chiropractors understand that stress can never be totally eliminated, implementing stress management techniques are definitely advantageous. For some people this is exercise, others it is reading a book or even using breathing techniques. If you haven't found your best stress management techniques, our Perth Chiropractors are always full of ideas!

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