Middle back pain is not as common as lower or upper back pain, but it can be just as debilitating and painful. It also can range in intensity from mild to severe and can be temporary or chronic.
Most people experience middle back pain because they have tried to pick something up that was too heavy; weights, a box etc. or they experienced some type of trauma, like a car accident. Middle back pain can also be caused by certain spinal problems.
Common misconceptions associated with middle back pain include:
* Disc herniation
* Degenerative discs
* Spinal stenosis
* Instability of the spine
Besides the chronic or severe pain from sudden injuries or trauma, middle back pain caused by muscular irritation and joint dysfunction can be easily treated by using anti-inflammatory medications. Obesity is a common cause of all types of pain. When you have all that extra weight it is that much harder for your back to remain straight without too much strain. Start an exercise program and start eating healthy organic food and you should see the extra weight come off.