While there are many reasons for mid-back pain, the more common reasons tend to be musculoskeletal in nature. Patients suffering from mid-back pain typically have dysfunction in the thoracic vertebra and ribs. The most common complaint I hear is pain between the shoulder blades.
Problems in the midback are typically related to bad posture. Rounding the upper back, carrying the head forward, and rolling the shoulders forward as we sit and work or use of our electronic devices can cause changes to our bodies over time. If you experience a constant soreness, tightness, and achiness, then this is probably happening to you. If you feel pain when taking a breath that shoots through your chest or wraps around your side, then you may also have some rib dysfunction as well. Of course, it takes a physician to properly diagnose your problem and get you the correct treatment, so please see a Chiropractor today if these symptoms sound familiar.