Acute upper back pain and chronic upper back pain can make the easiest of tasks hard to perform. Upper back pain is an all too common complaint that can be effectively addressed with chiropractic. Our team applies non-invasive therapeutic treatments to reduce sudden or persistent upper back pain naturally. Understand more about our upper back pain treatments today.
Where Is The Upper Back?
Patients are more likely to come in for pain in the upper back than for the lower back. The upper back region extends from below the neck to above the lower back. This region is also known as the thoracic spine. It works with your ribs to keep your body stable and protect vital organs such as your heart and lungs It has a limited range of motion when compared to other areas of the spine due to its attachment to the rib cage.
Upper back pain can occur all of a sudden or be a symptom of a chronic condition. Aside from the discomfort itself, patients often experience a reduced range of motion, stiffness, or muscle spasms.
Causes of Upper Back Pain
Back pain in the thoracic spine (part of the spinal cord) and attached musculature can make it difficult to perform routine tasks, or enjoy a restful night of sleep. Conditions that can result in discomfort in this area include:
- Nerve compression
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Soft tissue injury
- Vertebrae injury
- Musculoskeletal strain
This area of the body does a significant amount of physical work. Sudden injury or trauma can lead to inflammation, spinal subluxation, muscle strain, and more. Chronic pain in the area may be from repetitive stress injuries in one or more associated areas. Activities and sudden movements that can end up causing a problem in the upper back region include:
- Poor posture
- Frequent texting and computer use
- Contact sports
In addition to the pain symptoms of thoracic spine pain. You may experience upper back pain as localized tightness, throbbing, aching, or sharp pain in the thoracic area of your back or in your neck. It can also be experienced as radiating pain in your arms, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms, headache, or pain in your jaw or occipital area.
How Chiropractic Can Treat the Upper Back
When upper back pain does not resolve quickly and the pain feel worse, chiropractic may help. An individualized treatment program may include chiropractic care, physical therapy, or acupuncture, and can be effective in correcting spinal imbalances, improving mobility, and naturally reducing pain. Such treatments can realign the thoracic spine, relieve pain, reduce tension in any affected musculature, and support the body’s healing process.
Experience Upper Back Pain Relief
Our staff is dedicated to finding and treating the cause of upper back pain or experiencing severe upper back pain in patients. Contact LeBaron Chiropractic at (480) 969-6166 to book an initial consultation and learn more about non-invasive treatment options today. Also if you have questions like “chest pain”, “neck pain”, “spinal infection” or other inquiries don’t hesitate to call us now.