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What's the Deal with Middle Back Pain?

Fitness Magazine—October 7, 2015

According to Fitness Magazine, middle back pain is often dismissed or mistaken as upper back pain, but does relate to inflammation surrounding the thoracic region of the spine.

"Since the thoracic spine doesn't contort quite the way the upper and lower spine do, its discs aren't subject to the same amount of wear and tear," said Russel C. Huang, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Huang offers some ways to relieve the pain such as working out knots: "Worn-out middle back muscles go hand-in-hand with pain in the deep fascia, the connective tissue that covers each muscle. Myofascial release therapies, such as massage and foam rolling the sensitive spots, can help to loosen up the tissue and the underlying muscle, relieving pain."

This article originally appeared at FitnessMagazine.com.


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