The middle of your back is an area that doctors refer to as the thoracic area, and this is where you find the 12 thoracic vertebrae. The middle back is much less prone to injury than the lower back. However, pulled muscles and other injuries can still occur in the thoracic area of the back for residents of Springfield, New Jersey.
What is a pulled middle back muscle?
A pulled muscle is another name for a muscle strain, and having a pulled middle back muscle can mean many things. For example, it could mean that the muscle has simply been stretched too far. A strain can also mean the muscle has become twisted, and this injury can even cover tears in the fibers of one of your middle back muscles.
What can cause a pulled middle back muscle?
A pulled middle back muscle is typically caused by one of three factors: One factor that can cause this type of injury is an impact to the back, and this impact could occur while playing a contact sport like football. It could also come from slipping and falling while you’re at home or at work. Another factor that can lead to a pulled muscle in the middle back is improper movement. The most common example of a movement that can cause this injury is lifting a heavy object without using proper lifting techniques. A third factor that can cause pulled muscles in the thoracic area of the back is poor posture, because it can lead to weak or overly tense muscles that are more prone to injury.
How can a pulled muscle in the middle of the back be treated?
There are several common treatment options that are effective for most pulled back muscles. One option is to rest your back and avoid any repetitive or stressful movements. This can give your body time to heal the injury naturally. However, if your strained muscle doesn’t feel better within a few days, you may want to consider using physical therapy to help you recover.
Pulled middle back muscles can be treated at Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Springfield, NJ
Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is proud to announce that we’ll soon be opening a clinic in Springfield. Our team at this location will be trained to help treat many injuries, including pulled middle back muscles. We’ll be offering complimentary screenings to help you find the cause of your pain if you aren’t sure what’s causing it. Our team will also be able to build you a personalized treatment plan that uses therapy techniques like:
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment to start treating your back injury.