Computers and Daily Life can cause Upper and Middle Pain

November 3, 2014

We see a lot of upper back pain as a result of working at a computer most of the day.

Other causes can include:

  • Scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • Muscle strain, injury (to muscles, ligaments and/or discs), overuse
  • Herniated, bulged or degenerated disc (discs separate each vertebrae and are designed to absorb shock)
  • Slip and fall
  • Sports injury
  • Car accident
  • Muscle spasm
  • Poor posture
  • Spinal stenosis (rare in the upper and middle back)


  • Sudden, sharp pain
  • Dull or burning pain
  • Muscle stiffness, tightness

More serious symptoms that need to be treated right away include:

  • Arm or leg weakness
  • Numbness or tingling (arms, legs, chest, belly)
  • Problems with bowel or bladder control

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