Upper back injury
Etiology includes acute trauma, poor posture (especially associated with computer use), degenerative condition, overuse, and falls. Risk factors include a sedentary lifestyle, large breast size, obesity, sporting activities, and strenuous work.
Management may include rest, physical therapy, massage, anti-inflammatory or analgesic medication (resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here), or surgery. Some injuries are self-limited and resolve within weeks to months, but other cases may result in chronic pain and neurologic injury (lasting longer than 3 months).
M54.9 – Dorsalgia, unspecified
S29.012A – Strain of muscle and tendon of back wall of thorax, initial encounter
282765009 – Upper Back Injury