Upper back pain, also known as thoracic back pain, refers to discomfort or pain that is felt in the area of the back between the base of the neck and the bottom of the ribcage. This region of the back is called the thoracic spine, and it consists of 12 vertebrae and their associated muscles, ligaments, and discs.

What Is Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain, or thoracic back pain, is a broad term used to describe any discomfort or pain that occurs in the region of the back between the base of the neck and the bottom of the ribcage. It encompasses a wide range of conditions and causes that lead to pain and discomfort in the upper back area. Upper back pain can vary in intensity, duration, and the specific symptoms experienced. It might include aching, stiffness, sharp or stabbing pain, burning sensations, or even radiating pain into the neck, shoulders, or arms, depending on the underlying cause. 

Risk Factors

  1. Age: The risk of developing certain shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff injuries and arthritis, tends to increase with age.

  2. Overuse and Repetitive Motion: Engaging in activities that involve repetitive or overhead arm movements, such as lifting weights, playing certain sports, or performing manual labor, can contribute to overuse injuries.

  3. Occupational Factors: Certain occupations, such as those involving repetitive overhead movements, heavy lifting, or prolonged periods of sitting at a desk, can increase the risk of shoulder pain.

  4. Poor Posture: Maintaining poor posture, especially over an extended period, can strain the muscles and ligaments around the shoulder, leading to pain and discomfort.

  5. Muscle Imbalances: Weakness or imbalances in the muscles around the shoulder joint can contribute to instability and increase the risk of injuries.

  6. Previous Injuries: Individuals who have had previous shoulder injuries, such as dislocations or fractures, may be more prone to developing chronic shoulder pain.

  7. Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to certain shoulder conditions.


  1. PRP: Platelets are blood cells that play a crucial role in the body’s natural healing process. They contain various growth factors and proteins that are essential for tissue repair and regeneration.

  2. Physical Therapy: A physical therapist can design a specific exercise program to strengthen the muscles in your upper back, improve posture, and increase flexibility. They may also use techniques such as massage or ultrasound.

  3. Posture Correction: Improving posture can be crucial in preventing and relieving upper back pain. Ergonomic adjustments at work or during daily activities may be recommended.

  4. Stretching Exercises: Gentle stretching exercises can help relieve muscle tension and improve flexibility. Focus on stretches that target the upper back and neck muscles.

  5. Strengthening Exercises: Specific exercises to strengthen the muscles in the upper back can provide better support for the spine.

  6. Anti-inflammatory Medications: In some cases, if inflammation is a significant factor, your healthcare provider might prescribe stronger anti-inflammatory medications.

  7. Pain Management Techniques: Relaxation techniques, meditation, or deep breathing exercises may help manage pain and reduce muscle tension.

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