Are you suffering from upper back pain? Even though it is not as common as lower back pain, patients still suffer from it. Depending on the reason and the level of the pain, it can make life difficult for patients. When sleeping, sitting, and working becomes hard, it might be time to see a chiropractor. Lucky for patients, upper back pain is easily treatable and relief is not far from those willing to schedule an appointment with their local chiropractor.

The upper back is the piece of your spine that is between your neck and your abdomen. While your neck and lower back are flexible, your upper back is there for stability. It doesn’t have as many moving parts and is less susceptible to strain or harsh injury. However, this doesn’t mean that upper back pain can’t happen.

Patients who hold unhealthy postures throughout the week, most common at office jobs, are putting strain on the lower back. Not just poor posture, but any type of strenuous activities and motions can cause pain in the upper back. Doing things like improper lifting could cause joints to become stiff and immobilized. When joint dysfunction happens, upper back pain usually follows.

This type of dysfunction is usually a result of stress that is caused by moving and sitting incorrectly. But that doesn’t mean that mental and emotional stress is off the table. Emotional stress can result in tensed shoulders and irritated nerves. All of these types of stress can cause upper back pain.

Chiropractic care has been proven to resolve upper back pain without the use of medication and surgery. Sometimes, simple treatment applied and a change in habits can help solve a lot of these issues. Doing things like getting massages, exercising, and stretches can create long-term solutions rather than short-term relief.

Dr. Ryan Marshall, DC

Chiropractor/Owner

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