What are the causes of middle back pain?

Lots of things. Go see your physician first to make sure it isn't something scary. Then take a look at how you sit, your general conditioning, how you use your body. For help, try physical therapy to include mobilizations and increasing thoracic mobility, treatment by an osteopathic physician and a supervised stretching program. If these aren't helpful, sometimes it's from an old injury- physical or emotional.
Many. Back pain may be referred pain from pancreatic cancer, aortic aneurysms or dissection, metastatic disease of the vertebral bodies (bones) of the back, kidney stones( the scary diseases) . If there is history of i njuries then maybe related to vertebral compressions, disc bulgings or herniated discs (most common).

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What could cause middle back pain and what's the best action to take to cure it? I'm asking for my pregnant 15 year old daughter.

Back muscles. Probably the back pain is due to the pregnancy and extra weight on the back muscle.In order to compensate they tighten and after a while they get tired and start hurting.Best thing to do is to strech them out and them due strenghtening exercises, make sure the posture is erect and not slump-over.Of course could be another cause4s sucxh as kidney infections. Read more...

What causes middle back pain?

Muscular v disc. This could be muscular pain or related to underlying degenerative discs or even a herniated disc or other spine based conditions. Other issues could include referred pain from a lung or pulmonary issue or gastrointestinal issue like an esophagitis, ulcer, gallstones or reflux. Even a renal or kidney issue may be a cause. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. Read more...

What is the cause of my upper and middle back pain/soreness?

Multiple. There can be many reasons. Commonest is muscular due to posture or kind of activity you are involved in. There should be proper work-up to rule out more worrisome causes like fracture, infection, tumor etc. It could also be related to changes in the neck and upper back part of the spine, like degeneration or herniation of disks. If the pain has persisted past 6 weeks, do see a physician. Read more...

What causes middle back pain only on the left side that feels like a tight muscle being stretched out? What can I do to ease the pain?

Many possibilities. Many times the cause of middle back pain is referred from another body part or organ such as stomach, lung, or kidney. If caused by a back or spine problem, would initially treat with first aid measures such as ice , over-the-counter pain remedies, etc. If symptoms persist or associated with other symptoms, you should your physician. Read more...
Probable Rib. Ribs normally move up & down with breathing & are quite flexible to allow rotation & side-bending of the trunk.Unfortunately, sometimes either the muscles between ribs get spasmed or a rib, itself, can get locked up.Best way to ease the pain:see an osteopathic manipulative medicine dr.After a good history & phys incl hands-on osteopathic exam, he may be able to manipulate & fix affected area. Read more...

What would cause middle and lower back pain? The pain also wraps around to both sides of outer hips. Pain is constantis at its worse in the morn and PM

Disks in the spine. MAY be pinching nerves. Also, the way you sit or move at work or home may be tightening muscles. Please see your doc who will diagnose and advise you. Peace and good health. Read more...

What can cause lower back pain and numbness on the left side and middle back pain and numb on the right side?

Disk disease? You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/she will order appropriate imaging to confirm his suspicions. Numbness is not normal. Read more...

I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?

Thoracic scoliosis. Detroconvexity implies that the apex of the curvature of your spine points to your right side. In the thoracic spine, it's the most common variety. Although pain can arise from adult idiopathic thoracic scoliosis, most patients are asymptomatic. Unless you have documented progression of the curve and/or neurologic dysfunction, most are treated conservatively. I would recommend a formal evaluation. Read more...
Curve. Dextroconvexity is a fancy way of saying a right sided curvature of your spine. If you are having pain, this is frequently related to muscle spasm, pulling the spine into a curved position. Read more...
Scoliosis. Dextroconvexity is a description of a curvature of the thoracic spine (scoliosis) where the convex portion is on the right. This findings may or may not be related to your pain. Muscle spasm can cause this curvature or this may be something that has developed over time. . Read more...