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 
  • Lifting
  • Trauma
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis 
  • 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:


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