Is your work suffering because of Mid or Upper back pain?

Discover the safe, all-Natural; long lasting solution we call ‘The Mid Back Pain Recovery Program.’

Many people experience pain between the shoulder blades or in the thoracic upper back.The good news is; with simple chiropractic methods – it doesn’t have to be that way for you.

Currently suffering from a Mid Back condition? Don’t hesitate to call us on 02 9934 9979 to book a ‘Your Motion Matters’ initial case review.

Start your journey with us today for a pain free tomorrow.

Mid Back Pain

Mid Back pain can be extremely uncomfortable.Activities such as working at a computer screen or lifting items can feel much worse than they used to. Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body in the Sydney CBD. Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system.We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing you issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting Mid Back pain relief that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

Common MidBack Conditions

  • Mid back immobility
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Sprain or disc injury
  • Disc bulges, protrusions or herniation’s
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Costochondritis
  • Rib Fracture or Pain
  • Intercostal Neuralgia or Shingles
  • Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Sherman’s
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis


Sometimes caused by direct trauma; mid back pain can stem from car accidents, sports injuries or work related injuries. Poor posture, sleeping habits and overuse can also be the culprits. However, mid back pain can be a result of conditions in the spine above or below the mid back, or even a misalignment. Issues with the ribs and chest can also be felt in the mid and upper back region, so it’s important to choose a practice that looks at your whole body, and what could be causing your pain, like Motion Health Centre.

Signs Your Mid Back is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at its Best:

  • Difficulty with otherwise natural activities like walking, sitting or standing
  • Issues with bending down or lifting everyday items
  • Limited flexibility and range of motion
  • Pain when coughing or deep breathing
  • Constant, throbbing or dull pain in the mid back


At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic mid back pain commonly present with the following symptoms:

  • Dull, burning or sharp pain across the upper back
  • Muscle tightness or stiffness
  • Single point of pain or over a larger area
  • Muscle spasms
  • Swelling or redness

Often a debilitating experience, mid back pain can impacteveryday life significantly. If you are suffering from mid back pain, book a thorough examination with one of our experts of the spine and neuro-musculoskeletal system. Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will get you ‘back’ in to life.



At Motion Health Centre, we take a “holistic” approach to the assessment and management of your mid backissues.Not only do we aim to free you from pain, we also help you enjoy health and motion to your fullest potential, with long term results.

Benefits of our Program

  • Be free from pain, aches, tingling and numbness
  • Return to a good night’s sleep
  • Bend your back with great ease
  • Improve concentration at your workstation and computer
  • Learn 4 critical lessons you need to know about spinal hygiene
  • Get a head start back to optimal posture

The Mid Back Pain Recovery Program includes:

  • Provide a comprehensive exam of your spine, muscle and nervous system function. Refer for other imaging if necessary
  • Review your pillow and sleeping positions
  • Review your workstation and sitting position
  • Devise a plan of action with clear goals for fast relief, correction and prevention
  • Deliver safe and effective natural Sports Chiropractic Care
  • Myo-neuro muscle balance correction using Trigenics®
  • Provide effective neck and spinal corrective exercises and devices
  • Advice for Natural anti-inflammatory and wellbeing solutions
  • Take an evidenced informed approach
  • Always deliver a friendly, caring and convenient service

If you want to be free from Mid Back Pain don’t hesitate to call us on

02 9934 9979 to book a “Your Motion Matters” Initial Case Review today, for a pain free tomorrow.

Mid Back Immobility

Mid-back immobility is a condition in which the flexibility of the spine is significantly compromised as a result of nerve compression or traumatic spinal injury. Primary causative agents that may lead to immobility of mid-back are; repetitive spinal injuries, chronic postural deficits and chronic medical conditions. Read more


Thoracic Facet Joint Sprain

This condition is characterized by moderate to severe damage to the connective tissues components of thoracic vertebral joints. The disease or tearing process usually involves ligaments, tendons and cartilage of the facet joints (especially upper thoracic vertebral joints).

It has been observed that thoracic joint sprain is usually caused by abnormal twisting, bending, or lifting movements of the thoracic joints. Read more


Thoracic Disc Injury

Most cases of thoracic disc injury are caused by the rupture or injury to nucleus pulposus and damage to theexternal fibres of intervertebral discs (annulus). Due to lack of a fibrous support, the risk of nucleus pulposus protrusion increases significantly leading to neurological damage. In severe cases of thoracic disc injury, muscle weakness or paralysis may also occur. Read more


Disc Bulge

It is a condition characterized by the weakening of the outer fibrous portion of intervertebral disc. As a result of weakening of the spinal support, the central disc bulge out in situations of spinal pressure.

This condition is generally asymptomatic but some individuals may develop muscle weakness and pain (depending upon the area of involvement). The most frequent sites of involvement are L5-L5 and L5-S1. Read more


Disc Protrusion

Disc protrusion is a potentially serious spinal condition in which the annulus fibrosis of the spine (intervertebral discs) tends to bulge out or protrude when the pressure is applied via certain spinal movements. It is imperative to keep in mind that the outermost layering of annulus fibrosis are still intact. This disc protrusion significantly increases the risk of developing disc herniation. Read more


Disc Herniation

The lifetime risk of developing this serious spinal condition is 2% (1). Spinal disc herniation (also referred to as slipped disc) refers to complete herniation or displacement of soft jelly like intervertebral disc from the tough fibrous cartilage that supports intervertebral joints

It is imperative to mention that these gelatinous intervertebral discs serves as a cushioning agent to minimize wear and tear injury of intervertebral cartilage and bones, while permitting friction-free movements. Read more


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet is a narrow passage or space between the first rib and the collar bone (clavicle). Enlargement of the tissues and muscles of thoracic outlet can lead to the thoracic outlet syndrome.

The symptomatology of Thoracic outlet syndrome is the result of compression of vital vessels and/ or nerves of the upper thoracic area. This condition presents with a feeling of numbness, muscle weakness and moderate to severe pain in the neck or shoulder region. Read more



Scoliosis is a congenital or acquired spinal condition that is marked by sideways shifting of the spinal curvature. Mild cases of scoliosis are usually asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally on routine physical examinations. Moderate to severe scoliosis may present as:

  • One hip or one shoulder higher than the other
  • Unevenness of waist
  • Prominence of one shoulder blade more than other
  • Visible shifting of spinal curve

Poorly managed cases of scoliosis can potentially lead to varying degrees of complications. Read more



Costochondritis is a musculoskeletal condition that is characterized by ongoing inflammation and swelling of the costal cartilage. Most individuals who develop this condition are unaware of the inflammatory process due to non-specific symptomology. Costal cartilage is the connective tissue component that connect the ribs to the chest bone or sternum. In most uncomplicated cases of costochondritis, the condition resolves spontaneously with conservative care. Read more


Rib Fracture/Rib Pain

Rib fracture refers to a breech or break in the anatomical continuity of the rib that may lead to partial or complete separation of cartilage components. Fracture of the rib presents with moderate to severe pain that compromises day-to-day operations. Other classic symptoms include aggravation of pain on activity (even breathing movement of chest) and generalized weakness. The associated symptoms depends on the site and severity of fracture; for example, completely severed rib may puncture the vital organs like heart and lungs. Read more


Intercostal Neuralgia/Shingles

Intercostal Neuralgia is a painful condition that is often a result of nerve damage or compression in the setting of rib trauma. Intercostal nerves are responsible for innervating the muscles and tissues of body wall and rib cage. The nerves are generally well-protected during their passage via intercostal groove (on the undersurface of ribs) with the intercostal vessels.

Any injury, trauma or disease process (such as viral infections, tumors) or surgery can lead to intercostal neuralgia. Read more


Whiplash Associated Disorder

A whiplash injury occurs when neck moves in a sudden forward direction and abruptly bounce back in the backward motion due to acceleration/ declaration effect (just like spinning a whip). In all such cases, the ligaments and connective tissue elements of neck and associated cervical/ spinal joints are significantly compromised. Whiplash injuries are usually reported in road-traffic accidents (especially with rear-end collisions), competitive sports related injuries (such as football and basketball) or direct hit on the neck during physical assault. Read more


DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis)

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis is a condition that is marked by hardening or calcification of the connective tissue elements (especially ligaments) that connects the bones with the spinal region. In most cases, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (also referred to as Foresteir’s disease)resolves spontaneously over time or with conservative treatments.

DISH is an idiopathic condition (suggesting the cause or pathophysiological forces are not fully known). Read more