Upper back pain is caused by many reasons most common being muscle strain or ligament sprain in the neck or middle back regions of the spine, usually the result of repetitive movements or poor posture. Back pain can also be caused by Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12 deficiency.
This pain can generally be managed with over-the-counter medication and local modalities. If the upper back pain persists for longer than few days, or pains during sleep ( night cries), or it doesn’t let you do your daily activity we recommend visiting your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Upper back pain sometimes can be caused by an anatomical abnormality of the spine, degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, bone spurs, herniated/bulging disc, infective conditions and very rarely tumour.
Dr Nishat Goda,
Spine and Joint replacement surgeon
K J Somaiya Hospital Super Speciality Centre