About Middle and Upper Back Pain

Middle back pain and upper back pain, also called the thoracic spine region, is not as common as lower back pain or neck pain, but can be very painful and symptomatic. At The Spine & Rehab Group, our group of Back Pain Specialists in New Jersey focuses on the non-surgical treatment of middle and upper back pain to get you feeling better.

While the bones of the lower back allow for flexibility and movement, the bones of the middle and upper back provide protection to your vital organs.

Other symptoms associated with mid back pain and upper back pain include; burning or sharp pain in the middle of the back, a feeling of tightness in the muscles of the middle or upper back, stiffness in the back, weakness or tingling of the legs (sciatica) and limited movement.

Causes Of Middle and Upper Back Pain

There are several causes for middle and upper back pain. The most common causes of middle and upper back pain seen by the back pain doctors at The Spine & Rehab Group are:

Treatment for Middle and Upper Back Pain

The Spine & Rehab Group in New York City and New Jersey offers various back pain treatments with a focus on non-surgical treatment options. Common treatments for middle and upper back pain include:

Physical Therapy – Customized physical therapy treatments for back pain created by your team of Back Pain Specialists, Interventional Spine Specialists and Physical Therapists. Physical therapy can be effective in treating a flare up of a back condition, provide rehabilitation from a back injury, or prevent an injury.

Medical Massage Therapy – Performed by a Licensed Massage Therapist in conjunction with Physical Therapy.

Acupuncture – Performed by a Certified Acupuncturist for back pain relief.

Interventional Pain Management – Non-surgical procedures including Epidural Steroid Injections are effective in relieving many forms of back pain.

PRP Therapy – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an effective treatment for chronic back pain that has not responded to other treatments.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Middle Back Pain Specialists

The Spine & Rehab Group’s team of Back Pain Specialists includes Interventional Spine Specialists, Back & Neck Pain Doctors and skilled Physical therapists. Our primary goal is to alleviate your back pain non-surgically, while at times surgical intervention may not be avoidable.

With locations in New York City and New Jersey, our back pain doctors are experts in diagnosing and relieving back pain. During your consultation, your doctor will go over your medical history and may perform an X-ray in the office to confirm the cause of your pain. An MRI or CT scan may also be recommended and a personalized treatment plan will be created for you.