Upper & Mid Back Pain

Upper and mid back pain are very common conditions that Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Frost treats. The pain in the back is often felt in the upper back, the middle back or both areas simultaneously. In fact, sometimes patients are not sure where the pain is located, upper or middle back, but they are able to pinpoint the general area where it hurts. Upper and middle back pain can range from mild to debilitating, and it can progress if you don’t seek treatment as soon as you can.

The Different Types of Upper and Middle Back Pain

Carlsbad chiropractic patients who experience upper and middle back pain will often feel it around the following areas:

  • The shoulder blades
  • The ridge of the shoulders
  • Between the shoulder blades and down the middle back
  • In the rib area due to rib displacement around the spine
  • A stabbing pain in the back and even the chest area due to rib displacement

What Causes Upper and Middle Back Pain?

Upper and middle back pain can be cause by a number of factors and the most common include:

1.    Repetitive activities such as: swinging a golf club, surfing, cross fit training, weight lifting, ling distance running, bending and twisting and the like.
2.    Stress related upper and middle back pain
3.    Poor posture, including hunching or the appearance of a rounded back in older individuals.

Upper and Middle Back Pain Treatment Options at Frost Chiropractic

How We Approach Upper and Middle Back Pain

At Frost Chiropractic, we will first determine the cause of the back pain. If a rib or ribs are displaced, Dr. Frost will use chiropractic manipulations to place the ribs back into their appropriate position. For patients with poor pasture who often experience middle back pain, Dr. Frost will recommend physical therapy and some posture-correcting exercises along with chiropractic manipulation along the spine, which will allow the muscles to flex and contract appropriately.

At Frost Chiropractic we take back pain very seriously and we will combine a range of treatments to make sure your back pain heals and never comes back. Dr. Frost will work with you one-on-one to heal your back pain. He has been helping patients just like you for more than 25 years.

Please watch the video below as Dr. Frost discusses upper and middle back pain causes and treatment options.


Dr. Greg Frost speaks about the causes of upper and mid back pain, commonly experienced along the upper traps, shoulder blades, and ribs, their causes, and how it can be healed and treated at Frost Chiropractic Longevity & Wellness in Carlsbad, CA.

We also offer treatment options for the following conditions:
Neck pain
Lower back pain
Joint pain
Headaches
Car accident injuries

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Greg Frost.

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