Upper back pain also known as mid back pain involves symptoms between the shoulder blades or around one of the upper thoracic vertebrae. Upper back pain can have multiple causes including:

  • Muscular tension
  • Inflamed or irritated nerves
  • Rib or cartilage injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Injuries to the spinal discs in the mid back
  • A fractured vertebrae
  • A referred pain from the heart, stomach or other visceral cause

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