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Mid Back Pain

The thoracic spine, or middle back, is less susceptible to injury and damage than the neck or lower back, but it can still be a source of neck and back pain. Mid back pain can occur due to vertebrae fractures, facet joint arthritis and other factors from injuries or degenerative conditions. If you have thoracic spine issues that are causing pain or functional issues, our medical team at Ospina Medical in New York City can offer treatment options to give you relief.

The mid-back region is less likely to have herniated or bulging discs, but it can still occur. There is less movement or pressure put on this area of the spine, keeping it better protected from some types of injuries. However, the vertebrae can be weakened from osteoporosis and other degenerative issues, resulting in compression fractures. Osteoarthritis can impact the spinal joints, causing mid back pain. Injuries can also occur to tendons, muscles and ligaments in the mid back, causing acute or chronic pain.

Pain Management for Thoracic Spine Issues

Diagnosing the source of mid back pain is the first step in managing discomfort and improving mobility. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical can identify vertebrae or spinal disc damage, nerve compression or facet joint problems that can result in acute or chronic mid back pain. Treatment and pain management options depend on the source of discomfort. We offer advanced options in minimally and non-invasive treatments for the thoracic spine, including injection therapies and interventional orthopedics.

Ongoing mid back pain can impact your quality of life. If you are suffering from thoracic spine issues and need pain relief, come visit our medical team at Ospina Medical. We can help create a treatment plan to improve your mobility and reduce your pain at our clinic in Manhattan.