Mid Back Pain – Pain In Mid Back – Pain Mid Back

Alicia Said:

Midbackpain after lifting weights?

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I’m going to guess that poor lifting posture has caused the unusual pain. Any lifting in almost any part of the body can affect your back, because your back is such a large component of all lifting technique. Even if you weren’t hurting, I would recommend only doing the “lower body” tomorrow, as you should never exercise the same muscle sets two days in a row. Keep stretching, but don’t overdo it. If you can get a hold of a foam roller, they do wonders to loosen up sore muscles, just as long as you do it while your muscles are warm. Speaking of which, warming up or cooling down incorrectly could also cause the pain. I recommend jogging/power walking or working at a moderate pace on the stationary bike or elliptical for 5-10 minutes before any stretching, and before every workout. Stretching cold muscles is a huge cause of latent injuries. Do the aerobic warmup, then move on to your static stretching. If you don’t want to do the typical aerobic warm up, doing 20-ish yards of buttkicks, knee-raises, etc. For a few minutes is another great way to warm up cold muscles. Also stretch again AFTER your workout to prevent injury. For now, soak in a hot bath with epsom salts to relieve muscle pain and tension. Drink a lot of water and make sure you’re getting a daily multivitamin that provides what you need. Here’s a wonderful website for any lifting questions:


It’s not just for powerlifters and body builders – they have great information for every-day lifters and anyone who wants to lose weight and/or gain muscle.

Of course, if the problem persists, see your doctor and figure out what the next step is in feeling better. Be careful if you do decide to lift tomorrow. Listen to your body and use pain as your guide. If it hurts, don’t do it.

Ruben Said:

MidBackPain on Left Side When Arched?

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You have pinched muscles in your back. When you do the arch part it puts pressure directly on the muscles that are pinched increasing the level of pain. The rest of the time you are really over riding the pain. Here’s how to release the muscles that are pinched:
Place your left hand on your left leg and try to keep it straight. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and with your fingertips find the muscle next to your spine. Press on it and hold. Relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After about 30 seconds there should be a release happening and when it does slowly lower yourself forward onto your right leg. If you can lean over the outside edge of your leg it will be better for your release. Continue holding for a total of one minute. Then release but rest your body there for one minute longer. Then reverse and do the right side.

Tom Said:

What weight lifting exercise is causing mid-backpain?

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Have you been going heavier than usual? Take a few days off and then:

Do your bicep exercises sitting. All of them sitting on a bench leaning back. Use good form on all back exercises. Use only weights you have total control of at all times. No swinging or using other body parts than the one you are working out.

As fat as your chest workouts, don’t arch your back when you are benching. Its a good way to hurt yourself. Also, you might want to LOWER all the weights you use and go super slow instead for a few weeks. It will be a good change in your workout.

A good strech is sitting down in a chair with your legs out, knees bent a little, and reaching out with your hands and trying to reach out past your toes. Don’t do it standing because it will put pressure on the discs in your lower back.

Rene Said:

Mid-backpain – home remedies, non-prescription help?

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Exercising will really help it. Walking is the best. Then ask your chiropracter to do some adjustments on you and also ask him what kind of streches to do. You might want to try a warm heat pad. If you warm it up and then put it on your back then the pain might go away a little bit. But I strongly suggest that you exercise, it works the best!

Wallace Said:

What’s causing my midbackpain and what type of treatment should I seek?

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You sound really healthy. I think that means that you can get rid of this pain on your own. Here are the first things to try:

– Rotate/roll your shoulders forward and up and around and let them settle low and as far back as they’ll stay, and get used to them staying back there.

– Sit with your head further back (NOT tilted back but pulled back like a double chin).

– Simple rigid back Pushups and Pullups can help with strengthening the correct muscles and keeping the back straight.

– One other thing you should do is imagine hanging by your teeth, like you were a trapeze artist at the circus, this is when you get up from your chair or first sit down.

There are other things you can do and I know a great resource for further investigation. I will post a link below so you can dig deeper.

Good luck getting your back to feel better,

Franklin Said:

What exercise can i do to help mid side backpain? or other help?

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I can sympathise with this, I had lower back pain for a couple of years, went to a chiropracter, the doctor and nothing worked.

What I found was that it was because I had stopped exercising and spent alot of time sitting around in front of a computer (my first job after graduation).

So I would thoroughly reccommend swimming and yoga. Both really good for a sore back and really low intensity. You should only go easily at first though but do it regularly.

Once you have a bit of movement in there then move onto core strengthening exercises, i.e. crunches and lower back strengthening exercises. If you have a strong core muscle group it helps with your posture and reduces back pain.

Now I exercise almost everyday and have no back issues at all.

If it isnt a problem with your back and is actually your liver or kidneys or something (I guess a constant pain instead of the odd twinge when you move?) then go to a doctor now – it could be something serious and may get much worse.

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