The thoracic spine is the mid-section of the spine between the neck and lower spine. Mid back pain is less common than cervical or lumbar pain, due to more support from the ribs and less movement. Injuries and spinal conditions that affect the thoracic region can result in pain and other symptoms. At CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago, we offer an accurate diagnosis and mid back pain treatment.

The thoracic spine runs from the base of the neck to the bottom of the ribcage. Like the cervical and lumbar spine, the thoracic spine has facet joints, spinal discs and vertebrae that can be injured by strain, aging, deterioration or disease. Osteoarthritis, herniated/ruptured discs, facet joint deterioration, sprains and strains can all cause mid back pain, limiting mobility and resulting in discomfort. In some cases, thoracic spine conditions cause nerve root compression, radiating symptoms into the chest and torso, as well as mid and upper back pain.

Diagnosing Upper Back Pain

Muscle strains or ligament sprains can cause acute mid to upper back pain, but rest and conservative treatments are usually effective at relieving soft tissue injuries. For ongoing upper back pain, diagnostic testing may be needed to isolate the cause of pain or discomfort. Our board certified doctors at CLEAR Wellness Group will perform a thorough exam, using imaging and testing to determine the source of chronic or lasting mid to upper back pain. We offer interventional pain treatments that are minimally-invasive to control or overcome thoracic pain conditions to improve your health, mobility and overall wellness.

Do you have pain in your mid or upper back? To obtain an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for thoracic back pain, contact our team at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago to schedule your appointment . We offer advanced medical care for acute and chronic back pain, with a focus on whole health for our patients.