Back Mid (Thoracic) Muscle Strain Treatment

Midback muscle strain is an acute injury of the muscle that results from over extensiion (stretching)or over flexion (contraction). Twisting can also causethis type of injury.

Thoracic pain, also known as mid-back pain or upper back pain, is much less common than low back the thoracic spine's main function is to provide protection for the vital organs in the chest, such as the heart and lungs, as well as allow stability for standing upright.

The thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebra, 10 of which have ribs attached, intervertebral discs separating each vertebra, supporting soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons), and twelve thoracic nerves

Thoracic back pain may come from soft tissues surrounding the spine, intervertebral discs and joints, compression of the spinal cord or nerves, fractures of the vertebra

  • Nonprescription Medications
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Prescription Medications
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Anti-Depressant Medications

Muscle strain or muscle pull or even a muscle tear implies damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. Pain when the specific muscle or the joint in relation to that muscle is used The amount of swelling or local bleeding into the muscle (from torn blood vessels) can best be managed early by applying ice packs and maintaining the strained muscle in a stretched position. Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as aspirin and ibuprofen to reduce the pain and to improve your ability to move around.

Rest the strained muscle. Avoid the activities that caused the strain and other activities that are painful.

Ice the muscle area (20 minutes every hour while awake). In most cases, with proper treatment, most people recover completely from muscle strain. More complicated cases are handled on an individual basis by the doctor.

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I have a job where I am required to sit at my desk for prolonged periods. I am constantly turning and shifting to get various materials, answer the phone, and print out documents. One day I was working on a project and I had printed out some material. Instead of turning my chair, I twisted my back in an awkward ....
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Due to working on the computer all day, I started having severe back pain in the lower/mid back. The situation became so terrible that I couldn't sit or sleep. My Xrays came out alright. According to my doctor, the pain was due to my posture. He prescribed me pain medication and refered me to the Physiotherapist. My condition is much ....
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I did heavy lighting and I strained my mid back. I visited the doctor and he recommended exercising and stretching. He believed it was a muscle strain. He also recommended Advil twice a day to reduce inflammation. Im feeling a lot better, most of the pain is gone..

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