by Cruz Beartoes

Disc problems in located in the middle and upper back is mostly unusual for a person, but thoracic pain in the back is very painful and can become the root cause of many medical conditions. When you have such a pain it mostly means that you have a problem inside your body and the pain is only acting as an alarm.

If chronic pain persists for more than a month then it means that they could have a thoracic herniated disc, slipped disc or it can also be signs of a degenerative disc disease. If it’s any one of these problems then it’s fairly easy for a physician to diagnose with the help of x-ray.

Thoracic back pain originates in an area situated at the center of the spine. It’s made up of twelve vertebrae that are constructed along the middle of the back, at a point where the rib cage meets. The uppermost 9 vertebrae are connected in front and form a layer of protection. The three in the bottom while they too provide protection, but are not connected and permit movement of fluids.

There are times when a person who is suffering from thoracic back pain, is not related to bones. It could be related to the large muscles in the back.

Internal illnesses can also be the culprit of the pain. These include bowel problems, IBS, constipation and upper back pain, kidney problems and bladder infections.

The cause of the pain should first be found before you start a cure via medication. You would want to avoid hiding the real problem with any type of drugs or treatment plans. The drugs could cover up symptoms of a much more serious problem.

If you are injured, get treatment immediately. There are times when a blunt force trauma can cause thoracic back pain. That type of injury needs to be examined and treated as soon as possible. Any serious injury to the middle of the spine, can lead to many complications. If you get a quick diagnosis and have it treated quickly, this can lead to a faster recovery.

A problem with the digestive tract such as constipation can also cause a cute thoracic back pain. Cardiac is another problem that could be transferring that pain to the middle portion of the back. It may be caused at times by the upper back muscles being oddly used or even be a result of bad posture in the center of the lumbar region, or lower back the middle and upper back can also be affected.

There are some treatments that work really good. Stretching exercises can help to reduce the intensity of thoracic back pain. You must find the root cause of the pain though as this is of utmost importance. Once you really understand the cause, then the treatment can then center on that cause, which will help relieve the pain and keep it from coming back.

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