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Upper Back Pain

gnortonshoresggnortonshores Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I pulled a muscle in my back months ago at work. I was doing physical labor and the next day a small part of my upper back was sore. The pain has since diminished and it no longer hurts to get out of bed. The muscle loosened up through stretching(it became very tight due to lack of use and exercise). Some soreness remains but is not severe. Will a program of stretching and strengthening the muscle eventually lead to normalcy? I will also add that the doc said I have mild scoliosis but that was not the cause of the pain. I wouldn't think that many symptoms would improve and never come back if it was scoliosis.


  • If you are already feeling somewhat better then it is probably muscular. Would your doc send you for PT? They can help you learn an exercise routine that will rebuild the muscles in the area. A few sessions might be all you need.
  • I was sent to PT and started doing better so was released. The PT said my range of motion was good. But I was not using the arm normally and the muscle then tightened up. Now I am using it normally and doing the physical therapy exercises at home. The muscle is now loose but still a little sore. I am also using 3 pound weights for lifting.
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