Your upper back and spine does not tend to develop common disorders, due to a great deal of stability and lack of motion throughout the upper back. However, it can cause mild to severe discomfort due to injury or other causes. Frequent complaints associated with upper back pain include pain, aching, tightness, stiffness, discomfort while sitting at a computer, and problems sleeping at night. Neck pain is often associated with upper back pain.
Muscular irritation and joint dysfunction are the most common causes of upper back pain. Muscular irritation can be the result of poor posture or performing strenuous and repetitious actions. Targeted joints associated with the Thoracic vertebrae can fall short of working properly causing your joints to become stiff and motionless, causing you pain.Back to Common Conditions