Middle Back, Rib & Sternal Pain

middle backRib and middle back pain is treated effectively with gentle chiropractic care and often resolves rapidly with Dr. Strasser’s treatment approach.

What Causes Middle Back Pain?

Midback pain is often pain between the shoulder blades and the upper shoulders. Sometimes there is sudden tightness and soreness in this region often described as a burning pain. Long hours at the computer or repetitive activities are leading causes of middle back pain.

How Do I Know If My Rib Is Out?

Rib pain can result from a fall or injury, or can come on suddenly without a specific incident. Rib fixations, a rib “out of place” and rib pain often presents as a sharp,localized, grabbing pain just to the side of the spine. Gentle chiropractic adjusting of the rib returns motion to a locked-up rib joint and can offer immediate relief of pain and allows for normal movement in the middle back.

What Is Pain In The Sternum?

The sternum is the breastplate in the middle of your chest that the ribs attach into. Sternal pain can result from a fall or trauma, or from a rib sprain in the back. Any chest pain is carefully examined to rule out non-musculoskeletal causes.

How Does Dr. Strasser Diagnose Middle Back, Rib And Sternal Pain?

Chiropractic always views a regional pain, such as pain between the shoulders, rib and sternal pain, in the context of the whole structure and the whole person. Portland chiropractor Dr. Arn Strasser takes the time to evaluate each patient in an organized fashion prior to arriving at a diagnosis and establishing a treatment plan.

What Is The Treatment For Middle Back, Scapula And Upper Back Pain?

The loss of normal spinal joint motion in the upper and middle back can affect muscles and ligaments causing inflammation and pain. Dr. Strasser utilizes gentle and non-force manipulation to relieve pain and to reestablish normal spinal mechanics.

How Long Will I Have To Receive Treatment?

Chiropractic adjusting can treat many of these problems rapidly. Acute pain associated with trauma or chronic, long-term pain can require higher levels of care.

Dr. Strasser is always available to answer questions you may have regarding middle back, scapula, rib and sternal pain and injuries.