Slouching May Be Causing Your Chronic Middle Back Pain
May 24th, 2018
Back pain is the most prevalent cause of pain across the whole world, and especially in the United States. Not all back pain is lower back pain, and while chronic pain in the middle back may have a variety of causes, there is always one most likely suspect: Poor posture. “Most often, middle back pain is caused by poor posture, as well as muscle strain from overuse, and injury to the area.”
Strong muscles in the core, hips, buttocks, and shoulders may help to hold your posture up and decrease your chronic middle back pain. However, many doctors do not prescribe the thing most needed to fix the problem: Exercise. In fact, the American Physical Therapy Association found that doctors across the world are not prescribing exercise often enough in cases of chronic back pain or neck pain.
Tricyclic antidepressants are often prescribed in cases of chronic pain, however, these medications have a variety of adverse side effects. “Tricyclic antidepressant such as Elavil or Trazodone often cause drowsiness, restlessness, dizziness, urinary retention, constipation, tremors, weight gain, low sex drive and even more. Less common but more serious side effect include new or worsening depression, thoughts of suicide, and prolonged depressive phases.”
According to What Helps Pain’s newest blog is the Easy Exercise series, 5 Easy Middle Back Pain Exercises, strengthening core muscles as well as the lower body can have a dramatic impact on naturally reducing middle back pain. With many of the medications used to treat chronic pain proving to have adverse side effects, physical therapy is a way you can get relief without any negative side effects. For more information about easy physical therapy for your middle back pain, visit our newest blog.
What Helps Pain is a resource for all the best and most relevant information on the treatment of chronic pain. Chronic pain affects over a quarter of Americans, and our blog is the place we want you to come to find the info you need to start taking action against your chronic pain.
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