The upper and middle back is the section of vertebrae known as the thoracic vertebrae, running from the base of the neck to the bottom of the ribcage. This type of pain is less common than neck or lower back pain because the bones in this area are not required to move and flex as much.
Like many other types of back pain, upper and middle back pain can range from aching and stiffness to a sharp or burning sensation, often the result of pinched nerves in the spine by the ribs or even poor posture. It is therefore important to keep the back as straight as possible and one’s weight balanced evenly on both feet. In a sitting position, the shoulders need to be rolled back. Suitable positions should be adopted when driving, sitting or using computers.