Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Upper Back Pain.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: All About Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain stems from various causes, including muscle strain, poor posture, or underlying medical conditions.

Upper back pain results from muscle strain, poor posture, injuries, or underlying medical conditions.

Diagnosing upper back pain requires a medical history, physical exams, and imaging to identify causes and plan treatment.


Thoracic Discs

Although thoracic discs are less likely than cervical or lumbar discs to become symptomatic, they are subject to degeneration over time.

The 12 nerve roots in the thoracic spine control the motor and sensory signals for the upper back, chest, and abdomen.