Mid Back Pain Condition

Osteopathic treatment for mid back pain includes osteopathic manipulation and other techniques to alleviate pain, relieve tension and stress, and restore full function, strength, and mobility.


Mid Back Pain Treatment in New York City

Mid back pain treatment can include osteopathic manipulation and other therapies that can restore strength and mobility, improve function, and reduce tension and stress that contribute to pain.

What is Mid Back Pain?

Mid back pain is a common condition caused by stiffness in the thoracic spine. That area of the spine is one of the most difficult parts of the body to effectively stretch, since it covers the point between the base of the neck and the midpoint of the back. When that middle region of the back is overly stiff, it can cause patients to experience discomfort and pain between their shoulder blades. In some cases, this condition can put pressure on the lower back as well. Patients may even experience headaches.

The good news is that osteopathic care can be one of the most effective holistic options for treating pain occurring in the mid back region. As with all conditions of the spine, early diagnosis is an important part of ensuring a successful treatment outcome.

What Causes this condition?

Pain in the mid back region can have many causes, but most modern cases occur as a result of lifestyle and how we work. Many people spend an excessive amount of time in their cars, either commuting or traveling. At work, millions of people are seated in one position for hours at a time, staring at computer screens or working on keyboards. Far too few of them focus on proper posture, and many lack the ergonomic furnishings needed to minimize the risk of stiffness in the thoracic spine.

In addition, this area of the body can be susceptible to injury. This is especially true for athletes or others who engage in strenuous activity. Since this part of the back is responsible for much of the spinal extension and rotation active people engage in throughout the day, it is often more prone to becoming stiff over time.

What Are the Symptoms of Lumbar Radiculopathy?

Mid back pain symptoms can present in a variety of ways, including many that are common in other back-related conditions. Some of those symptoms can include:

  • Dull pain in the middle of the back
  • Aching, tired muscles
  • Sharp pain
  • Tight muscles and general stiffness in the back
  • A burning sensation
  • Pain or discomfort between the shoulder blades
  • Headaches
  • Loss of mobility or difficulty twisting, bending, or extending the back

How We Can Help

Our team can provide the gentle, non-invasive care you need to relieve pain and recover from pain in your mid back. Treatment can incorporate a variety of osteopathic techniques, rehabilitation, patient education, manipulation of the affected areas, and other safe, conservative options.


Back and Spine Conditions

Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

Back Muscle SpasmFacet Joint SyndromeFailed Back Surgery SyndromeHerniated DiscsLow Back PainLumbar RadiculopathyMid Back PainMyofascial Pain SyndromeNerve Compression SyndromePiriformis SyndromePost Laminectomy SyndromeSacroiliac Joint DysfunctionScoliosisSpinal Stenosis

Contact Us Today

If you’re suffering from mid back pain or any other type of painful condition, Leonid Tafler, D.O. can provide the effective osteopathic treatment you need. Contact our offices today to learn more about how osteopathic care can help and schedule your appointment to confirm your diagnosis. Dr. Tafler will work with you to create a treatment plan that provides the pain relief and restoration of function you need to enjoy the quality of life you deserve.

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Mid Back Pain Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!