Body Stress & The Mid-Back

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The effects of body stress on the mid-back

The causes of body stress on the mid-back

The chest and back areas may be strained by working in a hunched or twisted posture, for example bending over a sewing machine, doing woodwork, etc. Body stress may be caused by lifting heavy objects or by holding something up for a long time. It may also occur as a painful spasm of the diaphragm muscle. Aside from these mechanical stresses, body stress may result from emotional tension such as shock or anxiety.

In addition, the cause may be chemical, for example an irritation from eating or drinking something spicy, acid or very cold. If there is body stress in the lower back, it may be referred into the muscles of the chest and upper back.

The effects of body stress in the mid-back

There may be a mild, nagging ache in the upper back between the shoulder blades, or possibly a persistent itching and burning in this area. Body stress may also manifest as a severe stabbing pain in the mid-back area or pain in the chest, which is usually worsened by deep breathing.

Body stress in the mid and upper back may have an impact on the nerve supply to various internal organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys and bladder, and may interfere with normal function.

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