October 1, 2013

Mid-back pain

Mid-back pain can stem from a wide variety of problems from: muscle spasms, thoracic joint dysfunction, scoliosis, to visceral referral pain (pain referred from organs in the thoracic cavity). A thorough evaluation and review of symptoms by a trained clinician will allow them to better understand where your pain is coming from. Pancreatic pain is usually felt over the epigastric (upper central region of the abdomen) area but can also refer pain into the mid-back at the area of T7. Diagnostic testing may be required to better evaluate the complaint and rule out these referral pain patterns from the organs in the thoracic cavity.