Your upper back is also called your thoracic spine, it is the part of your back where the ribs attach .Upper back pain is pain between your neck and your low back.

How does it occur

Back pain is usually caused when the ligaments or muscles attaching to the spine are injured .Upper back pain can come from a twisting motion, poor posture, overuse or an injury .It is very common for someone to injure their upper back when carrying objects ,throwing ,bending or twisting. Sitting at a desk for a prolonged period of time can cause upper back muscles to tighten and become stiff .Upper back pain can come even from vigorous coughing or sneezing.


  • Pain in the upper back
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain when you take a deep breath
  • Pain when you move your spine or it is touched
  • Pain when you move your neck and shoulders forward

Please note -
These are general exercises, seek advice if you are unsure.

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