Mid Back

physiotherapist in islamabad

Dr. Aleem Liaqat

Dr. Aleem Liaqat is internationally recognized expert in treating disorders related to human movement. He has done his graduation from Rawalpindi Medical University and post-graduation from Isra University. His main areas of interest are Soft tissue mobilization, sports physical therapy and musculoskeletal disorders. He is the only certified Mulligan Practitioner in twin cities i.e. Islamabad and Rawalpindi of Pakistan. He is also certified Spinal Manual Therapist from manual concepts, Australia. He is certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner from Kinesio University, United States. He has also done certification in Orthopedic Sports Kinesio Taping Specialist.

He has 8 years of experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation. He is expert in treating different spinal, orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders.

Mid Back Pain

Thoracic spine plays a vital role in conduction of nerve impulses and transfers load during your physical activities. Whenever the fascia or muscles around your mid back becomes imbalance, tight or weak than spinal mobility and stability is reduced, thus increasing the risk of injury and pain. Proper diagnosis and using advanced technologies are proved to be a game changer in the treatment of middle back pain at IPRC. Accurate diagnosis and treatment at IPRC will help in reduction of symptoms and complications such as disability.

Get best treatment at IPRC:

At IPRC, we are proud that our experts provide the best care for patients. Our custom design treatment approaches will ensure that you get appropriate therapy designed for the reduction of middle back pain. Our physical therapist are experts in providing one – on – one approach and appropriate treatment protocols on the basis of your diagnosis ensuring to reduce your dysfunction and middle back pain. The advanced technology equipment at IPRC guarantee that our patients gets fast and appropriate diagnosis so that dysfunction and pain are resolved as early as possible. 

Our treatment protocols, modern and advanced technologies, expertise and experienced physical therapist make IPRC the best clinic for the treatment of middle back pain in twin cities.

Mid Back Pain Treatment In Islamabad
Mid Back Pain Treatment In Islamabad

What Is Thoracic Spine?

The vertebral column is made up of 33 vertebrae. Thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae making it the longest area of spine. Your ribs attach to thoracic vertebrae making your middle back an important part of your breathing mechanism.
Middle back area also consists of muscles, connective tissues, spinal disc and blood vessels. Injury, decreased mobility and instability of middle back can have effect on your breathing. It also reduces your spinal movement and increases the chances of injury.


  • Annoying Dull ache pain 
  • Pain may radiate to other parts of your body such as neck, hip, or shoulders.
  • Arms and legs weakness 
  • Chest pain 
  • Numbness in your extremities, belly or chest

Common Spinal Deformities

Your spine has a natural curve of S shape when viewed from side. Spinal deformities occurs when there is problem in rotation or curve of spine.

Common Spinal Deformities In Adults Includes The Following:

Kyphosis occurs when the upper back curves in forward direction. It leads to the formation of humpback. It can cause abnormal rounding of your upper back. It can occur at any age but it is more common in adolescence. 

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity in which spine curves either right or left. It is lateral or sideway curvature of spine. Uneven shoulders and uneven waist is seen in patients with scoliosis. Wearing brace is often used for treatment of scoliosis. 

Winging of scapula occurs when your shoulder blades stick out. It is a painful condition and results in difficulty in activities such as lifting bags or brushing teeth. The neuromuscular imbalance of the stabilizer muscles of scapulothoracic region may lead to scapular winging.

Common Causes Of Middle Back Pain:

  • Lifestyle change that can cause pressure on your middle back muscles and spine like poor posture, smoking and sedentary lifestyle 
  • Disc herniation puts pressure on nerves causing mid back pain 
  • Obesity 
  • Muscular weakness and spasm 
  • Degenerative disc diseases like osteoarthritis in which the cartilage around your joint breaks and bones rub together causing pain in your middle back 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Injuries from trauma, sports or falls can also lead to middle back pain.

Middle Back Pain Personalized Treatment At IPRC

At IPRC, we use innovative and effective treatment options to resolve middle back pain in the shortest possible time. Our first goal is appropriate examination and accurate diagnosis followed by providing personalized treatment approach depending on the nature of your middle back pain.

Treatment for your middle back include following therapies at IPRC:

  • Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.
  • Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.
  • TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.
  • Cupping therapy helps in improving blood flow and reducing symptoms. it also aids in relaxation and facilitates healing process.
  • Dry needling is used for the relieve of muscular spasm and stiffness. It breaks trigger points which are tiny knots in your muscles.
  • Chiropractic adjustments to maintain proper alignment of spine.
  • Therapeutic massage to reduce tension in your muscles and fascia.
  • Retraining to correct posture.
  • McKenzie exercises to improve spinal movements.
  • Spinal mobilization to relieve joint pressure and improving function of nerves.
  • Stretching of muscles to reduce muscular tension and improve range of motion or mobility.
  • Manual release for reducing stiffness and pain and improving spinal mobility.
Back Pain Treatment In Islamabad

Preventing Middle Back Pain

Maintaining proper posture will help in preventing your middle back pain. Sitting and standing straight, lowering chair height so that feet are flat on the ground can help in improving posture. Reducing your stress level also plays a key role in preventing middle back pain. Uncomfortable bed and poor sleeping habit and position may lead to the development of middle back pain. Avoid heavy lifting but if doing so then you should bend your both knees keeping your spine straight so that load on spine is reduced and leg muscles perform most of work while lifting.

Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Mulligan Practitioner

He is also Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in 2020. Mulligan Manual therapy is used to treat pain and injuries like back pain, neck pain, upper and lower extremities injuries. It reduces pain and improves mobility and range of motion. Mulligan concepts include natural apophyseal glides (NAGS), Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGS) and Mobilization with Movement (MWM) to treat variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Aleem is only CMP of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.