"Sit up straight," your mother said.
Why was she so concerned with your posture? After all, everyone slouches when they drive a car. Use a computer. Read a book. Watch television. Text a friend. Sit in a cubicle.
If everyone slouches, it can't be that bad. After all, you turned out all right. Right?
But years and years of slouching will eventually take a toll. Your body is meant to be upright and in motion, not seated and still. Over long periods of time, your body will attempt to adapt to the postures you use. If you slouch forward, your body will accept as its new normal: rounded shoulders, shortened chest muscles, winged shoulder blades, tight front neck muscles, a strong curve in the mid and upper back, and a straight neck. All of these are unusual alterations to your body's natural way of being.
However, the body has a fool-proof way of monitoring changes to its normal state. The body sends signals to the brain that something is different, something is not the way it was. The brain alerts the body against the change by interpreting these signals as Pain. Simple postural changes can cause a great variety of pains: headaches, back aches, shoulder pain, neck stiffness, jaw pain.
How We Can Help Your Mid Back Pain
Whether your mid-back pain is the result of years of poor posture, or whether you noticed a sudden onset of pain following an injury or sporting event, chiropractors are uniquely positioned to help. Although chiropractors do not prescribe drugs to help the pain go away, we focus on discovering the root cause of the problem in order to find a more permanent fix. Chiropractors believe that by addressing the cause of the pain, the pain itself will disappear.
Most mid-back pain has a neurological component, especially because pain signals are communicated through the nervous system. The chiropractic adjustment addresses problems and inflammation that affect the ability of the nerves to properly signal each other. The chiropractic adjustment also promotes the proper relationship of spinal bones, joints, and muscles.
Dr. Kyle Johnson, a chiropractor in Peoria, proudly offers Activator Methods chiropractic adjustments at Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria, Illinois. This gentle, instrument-assisted analysis and adjustment is safe and effective for many kinds of mid-back pain. Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria also provides many other types of therapy to help eliminate your pain by restoring proper function, including ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation therapy, rehabilitative exercises, lifestyle advice, and more.
- muscle spasm
- vertebral misalignment or subluxation
- rib misalignment or subluxation
- spinal degeneration
- heavy or loose backpacks
- postural syndrome
- T4 syndrome
- Text Neck
- referred pain from organs such as the heart, kidneys, or stomach (even from heartburn)
- an inflammatory arthritis like ankylosing spondylitis
- compression fracture
- rib fracture
- bone diseases such as Paget's Disease, multiple myeloma, or osteoid osteoma