Upper Back Pain

Pain can occur in the upper back as well as the lower back, though upper back pain isn’t as common. Sometimes, if a nerve is irritated or pinched where the ribs attach to your spine, pain may travel with the nerve to other places, such as your limbs, chest and belly. Upper back pain may have a variety of causes, such as poor posture, muscle stress or injury, pressure on the spinal nerves from other problems, myofascial pain, or fracture of a vertebra.