Why is chiropractic so effective as a mid back pain treatment? Is there anything else you can do to avoid this problem?
With so much time sitting at computers with our arms extended in front of us, it’s no wonder that mid back pain is such a common reason for patients to enter our office. While many believe that just finding the right chair will solve their problem, this is not often the case.
Chiropractic care is an effective mid back pain treatment, helping thousands of patients take the pressure off between the shoulder blades and alleviating that persistent stabbing feeling in the middle spine.
Why is mid back pain such a frequent problem?
You may already realize that sitting at a computer for a long period of time is not the best thing for your back. However, that’s not the only time you are in that position. You sit in that same position while eating and driving too! Once you start adding up the hundreds of hours each month you spend in that position, it’s really a miracle you’re not in more pain.
Our bodies are constantly adapting to whatever activities we put it through. If you spend a lot of time lifting heavy objects, your muscles will get bigger and stronger. If you spend a lot of time hunched over, your muscles and spine will work to keep you in that position full time.
Chiropractic care gets the spine moving again and back in its normal position, but we still need your help to keep the symptoms from returning over and over again.
What else can you do to keep it from coming back?
Working on posture exercises is particularly helpful as a home mid back pain treatment. While chiropractic handles the part you can’t do on your own (align the spine), you want to build up as much support muscles to help keep the spine in its correct place.
Walking and most cardio exercises are not designed to build up your posture muscles. Doing a variety of weight exercises isn’t usually enough either, since you’re likely not spending enough time on the back muscles.
Working your core muscles (not just your abs) and strengthening all of your back muscles several times per week will yield big dividends in getting you out of pain and keep it from coming back. Mid back pain treatment need not be invasive, and the results are usually pretty quick.