Mid back pain and stiffness is a common complaint seen at our clinic in Dee Why. Most people who work at a desk suffer from mid back stiffness, slouched posture and as a result tight shoulders.
You might be experiencing a sharp pain in your mid back that is aggravated by taking a deep breath and coughing; the culprit in this instance is your ribs.
The good news is chiropractic is a excellent way to help you with your mid back pain, stiffness and posture.
Common causes of mid back pain:
- Desk work
- Coughing or sneezing
- Poor posture
- Scheuermann's Disease
Symptoms of mid back pain:
- Sharp localised pain with movement
- Sharp localised pain with deep breath, cough or sneeze (ribs)
- Achey mid back
- Mid back joint stiffness
- Unable to maintain good posture
At Dee Why Chiropractic Care
Mid back stiffness and rib pain is commonly associated with poor posture. For this reason we start by taking a digital posture photo, which sets the blueprint for home exercises and a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.
Below is an example of an exercise you can do at home to relieve your mid back stiffness: