Mid-Back: which is also known as the thoracic or dorsal spine, is made up of the middle 12 vertebrae to which the ribs are attached. While there is relatively little spinal motion in this area compared to the neck and low back, there are five layers of muscles in the mid-back, all of which are vulnerable and susceptible to spasm and fatigue from poor posture.—Dr. Kessler

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Pain in the mid-back is most commonly caused by injury or irritation to the muscles and connective tissues. This can happen because of improper rehabilitation from a prior injury, poor posture, stress, exercise, and long hours spent sitting at computers. A more serious mid-back condition can occur when the spinal bones become misaligned, leading to muscle strain, spasm and nerve dysfunction. Mid-back pain can be the result of extraordinary circumstances or something as simple as the way you sit at your desk.

The mid-back is the middle region of the spine and contains the spinal bones called Thoracic Vertebrae. Each of these bones is connected to two opposing ribs. The mid-section of the spine is also connected to a variety of muscles and connective tissue that make up the middle portion of your back. The Thoracic Vertebrae, like the rest of the spinal column, also provides protection for the nerves of your spine and your spinal cord.

Due to its smaller range of motion, the mid-back is less susceptible to the injury, wear and tear that affects the upper and lower back. However, active lifestyles, posture, office environments, and other influences can cause pain and discomfort in the mid-back.

Spine and Sports Medicine, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, applies multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, neurologist and physical therapists will apply the latest techniques and use the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat your condition. Our chiropractors are specialists in hands-on manipulation of mid-back muscles, ligaments and spinal bones. From biofeedback to muscle manipulation, biomechanics and spinal adjustment, the healthcare professionals at Spine and Sports Medicine will relieve your mid-back pain and solve its underlying cause. We provide expert care including massage, improvement of posture, and, when necessary, medication. We also work with you to reduce muscle strain and spasm, improve exercise habits, and return you to a pain-free active lifestyle.

You won't need an outside referral to visit with any of our wonderful healthcare practitioners. At Spine and Sports Medicine, we relieve your pain and cure its cause, all within the comfort and relaxation of our upscale offices. If you are experiencing back pain, please call or email us [link to email] today to make an appointment. Spine and Sports Medicine is New York City's finest physical therapy and rehabilitation center. We look forward to hearing from you.

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