Upper and Middle Back Pain
Pain in the upper or mid back can come from trigger points in the muscles of the back itself, naturally enough. These muscles include the erector spinae, multifidi, trapezius, infraspinatus, subscapularis, serratus posterior superior, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi and serratus posterior inferior.

If that long list of Latinized muscle names doesn't make a big enough puzzle, it gets even more complicated when the pain is significantly displaced in the upper and middle back. Here are a few examples:

Trigger points in the scalene muscles of the front and side of your neck can generate a constant irritating ache between your shoulder blades in your upper back. Very few people know that this is one of the very most common causes of back pain.

Posted By Hope this helps on November 28, 2005 at 00:09:55:

In Reply to: Re: upper back pain(burning)between shoulder blades posted by CB on January 28, 2004 at 11:22:54:

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