Middle / Upper Back Pain

Although middle and upper back pain are less frequently discussed, they occur commonly and cause cause significant discomfort and pain. The thoracic spine (also called upper back, middle back, or mid-back) is very different in form and function to other areas of the spine. While the neck and lower back are designed to provide us with mobility, the thoracic spine is designed to be very strong and stable to allow us to stand upright and to protect the vital internal organs in the chest. This section of the spinal column has a great deal of stability and only limited movement, therefore can result in different types of injuries or degeneration over time.

Joint Dysfunction

By taking a joint through its full range of motion, chiropractic adjustments correct dysfunctional patterns of joint movement. 

Nerve Irritation

Chiropractic can help to reduce pain by relieving pressure on the nerve and reducing surrounding inflammation.

Muscle Strain

By increasing flexibility and relieving muscle tightness, chiropractic aims to prevent muscle spasm and scar tissue formation.


A sideways bend of the spine causing back pain and poor posture, of which symptoms may be managed by your chiropractor.

Rib Sprain

A sharp pain in the upper back which causes shortness of breath and is often relieved with various chiropractic treatment.

Poor Posture

A chiropractor is able to improve posture by assessing the cause and providing advice, exercises and treatment to help correct it.