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Old 11-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Chronic thoracic back pain!

Im a student and have middle back pain (sometimes slighty higher but never lower back) for many years now and still have not found a solution. I have been chiropractor many times but only provides temporary relief.

I am a student so I spend alot of time sitting althrough I take regular breaks every 40 minutes to stretch out the back a little. Im not sure wherether the years of sitting and slouching are catching up to me even though i have a better sitting position at the desk now.

I also do weight lifting for many years so im not sure if I have muscle imbalances in the back/body, I think I may have a strong lower back but no so much traps. Also have fairly severe anterior pelvic tilt but it should cause lower back pain in which I have none.

I've started to foam roll, use tennis balls to hit tender spots, stretch hipflexors/thighs to help anterior pelvic tilt but still no improvement in thoracic back pain.

Any help will be much appriciated!

 
Old 11-17-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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Re: Chronic thoracic back pain!

Welcome to the board.

I know you stated that you are a student, but specifically how old? The reason that I ask is that most adult people will have back issues somewhere along the line in their life.

I know you stated that you have been to a chiropractor, what other treatment have you had? I have not gone to a chiropractor and never felt they would be beneficial, especially for my issues. You also have to be careful in what is done as to manipulation on the spine.

Have you had any MRI's/CT scans done to diagnose the issues? If so what does the MRI/CT scan state.

What are your symptoms in the way of pain/radiating pain etc?

My opinion is that you really should be seen by an orthopdist or neurosurgeon to evaluate the problem. AGain via MRI/CT scans. And they she be specifically trained in spine related issues and also treat the same on a regular basis.

Conservative treatment is the best meaning pain medications if needed antiinflammatory meds and exercises via a rehab facility meanint physical therapist.

Only after all else fails should the topic of surgery be even approached. Sounds like you really need to be seen by a specialist and be fully evaluated for a diagnosis.

Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.

 
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