Pain in the mid back, between the shoulders and sometimes the chest can arise from the vertebral joints being sprained in the mid back or thoracic spine. Often the pain arises from the rib joint to the vertebra. A typical symptom of the rib problem is pain on rotation and or taking a deep breath in.
Physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments and surrounding structures.
Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs and nerves.
Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles.