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Why does the middle of my spine hurt?


Why does the middle of my spine hurt?

Upper and middle back pain may be caused by: Overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine. Poor posture. Pressure on the spinal nerves from certain problems, such as a herniated disc.

What can cause back pain in the middle of your back?

What causes middle back pain?

  • Poor posture. Repeated pressure on the spine can lead to middle back pain.
  • Obesity.
  • Muscle sprain or strain.
  • Fall or other injury.
  • Herniated disk.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Aging.
  • Fractures.

What organs can cause middle back pain?

Internal organ causes

  • Kidney stones cause pain on one side of your body that also radiates to the upper abdomen.
  • Gallbladder and biliary tree problems can cause pain in your middle back, though some people feel it more to the right side.

How do you relieve middle back pain?

Some simple steps can help relieve pain and reduce or prevent reoccurrence:

  1. Stay mobile. Movement can help relieve stiffness.
  2. Medication. Over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help temporarily relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
  3. Complementary therapies.
  4. Posture.
  5. Yoga and Pilates.

When should I worry about middle back pain?

In some cases, the underlying cause of middle back pain can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have middle back pain accompanied by chest pain, difficulty breathing, loss of bladder or bowel control, or numbness or paralysis in the arms or legs.

When should I worry about back pain?

If your lower back pain is accompanied by other troubling symptoms, it may require immediate medical attention. Seek immediate medical care if your lower back pain is experienced in tandem with any of the following symptoms: Increasing weakness in your legs. Loss of bladder and/or bowel control.