The term dorsalgia is often used to describe any pain in middle of back. Back pain is by definition a specific pain in the middle of the back. It is located in the axis of one or more of the 12 dorsal vertebrae.
Back pain can also correspond to so-called projected pain. This is pain in the internal organs that results in back pain.
Example: Pain of cardiac, pulmonary or digestive origin may occur in this way. This is why it is important to consult your doctor before any new pain.
The back part is an area where muscles contract easily during stress or tension. Back pain is frequently due to a contracture of the paravertebral muscles.
The treatment of pain in middle of back depends on its origin: it will not be the same whether it is bone, visceral or muscle pain.
For chronic back pain, hygiene-dietary rules with weight control and regular physical activity, as well as relaxation techniques to manage stress, help reduce their incidence.