Middle Back Pain
Why does middle back pain occur? Why does your pain increase with almost every movement you make? Is there a simple solution to your pain now so you can at least get some sleep at night?
Read on to find out why your back pain occurs, the simple way to determine if it is severe and a technique to ease some tension now.
But first, mid back pain is less common compared to lower back pain. It is more uncomfortable though. Why?
To understand why you need to know what causes your middle back pain...
What causes your middle back pain
Mid back commonly occurs after lifting injuries. You lift something that is too heavy, hold your breath and then use huge force to lift an object.
The second most common way to suffering is more of a build up of stress. Your daily stress levels increase, you become fatigued, you suddenly reach for something or sneeze and then your mid back pain occurs.
The reason both of these cause your pain is simple. Your diaphragm is a common cause of middle back pain. Your diaphragm is used when you lift heavy objects, as you need to hold your breath to gain some strength.
When you get stressed your diaphragm also tightens. When you breathe in you breathe in energy, when you breathe out you breathe out stress. The more stress you are under the slower your diaphragm works.
The muscles builds in tension, which then compresses your mid back. As it tightens further your ribs tighten and the joints and muscles in your mid back region start to become tight and tender.
It is the last action you do that usually triggers your pain.
Why does pain occur with all movement
It is common with mid back pain to suffer with pain, no matter what activity you do.
It may be sore when you lie down, no matter which position you are in. It is sore taking a deep breath, turning quickly or tensing any muscle in your body.
Why this happens again relates to the joints and muscles in the area. This area of your spine is used in almost all movement. Your mid back helps you bring strength to any action you do.
Once the area is out of balance it is hard to get any rest from your pain. This doesn't mean it is more severe; it is just easy to aggravate.
You can determine if you pain is more severe by doing the following:
Firstly take a deep breath in. If pain occurs or you feel tightness in the area, then you know your diaphragm is involved.
Secondly with your deep breath, gently twist from one side to the next. If pain or tightness occurs, then you know both your diaphragm and ribs/spine are involved.
The more severe the pain, the tighter the area is.
The good news is, if this doesn't cause pain or tightness. Then your middle back pain is minor and should be easier to settle and remove. Severe mid back pain is still nothing to be concerned about, however you will need to use more than just a few stretches to ease it.
Can you ease your mid back pain now?
Before you do anything, you need to have one big warning. You must remove all the causes of your pain. If not this area will return again and again.
It is an area that if you do not correct properly will cause long-term chronic pain. The ribs, the spinal joints and the muscles are used constantly. If they remain under tension you will form habits that allow pain in this area to become common.
Easing your middle back pain now is simple. The two tests above help to determine if you have middle back pain; it can also be used to ease tension.
Simply, take a breath in, not too deep, but enough to feel some tension as before. If you feel no tension, great. But still take a breath in. Then slowly twist to one side until you feel a gentle pulling or tense feeling.
Hold this position for a second or two and then slowly turn back again as you breathe out. Then do the same again but in the opposite direction.
Keep doing this each for a few minutes and you will find you can twist a little further each time and you will also ease your middle back pain.
The next step though is essential.
You must identify the distortion patterns that are creating your pain. Your spine will twist and distort and allow tension to build in this area. You need to find these patterns and release them if you want long lasting relief.
What is the best approach to ease your middle back pain?
To get long lasting results you must both remove the symptoms and the cause. First you must identify which spinal imbalances are present, then attack the symptomatic processes. This can be achieved by using many techniques from ice/heat, Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures. Then you must perform corrective techniques that target the spinal imbalances.
The principles of Spinal Balancing address the both the pain and the root cause of the condition that is responsible for your lower right back pain. Through self assessments, your individual spinal imbalances can be identified, and a targeted corrective program can be developed for your specific needs.
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