THORACIC SPINE REHABILITATION
DO I NEED A SCAN FOR MY MID BACK?
A scan of your middle back is generally only required if there is concerning symptoms discussed above, or an injury mechanism involving significant or repetitive trauma. Furthermore, if there is potential that you have the irritation or compression of a nerve exiting your spine a scan may be ordered to assess this. For general middle back pain, scans - even MRIs and CT - can be of limited merit.
Your treating health professional will be able to discuss your mid back pain and advise you if a scan will beneficial to your management and recovery