Upper Back Pain
Although lower back pain is more common, plenty of people suffer from upper back pain or pain in the thoracic spine. An estimated 1 out of every 5 women have upper back pain, and 1 out of every 10 men. If you have upper back pain, you are not alone. At Phillips Chiropractic, we would like to take a closer look at upper back pain. If you are living with back pain and live in or around Woodland, Madison, Esparto, or Davis, Dr. Phillips can help.
Causes of Upper Back Pain
You may suffer from more than one of these common causes of upper back pain:
- Injuries, including a work injury, accident injury, etc.
- Poor posture
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Myofascial pain
Treatment for Upper Back Pain
The good news about upper back pain is that there are many treatments available to help. Going to a chiropractor is the best way to get non-invasive, drug-free pain relief. You will also learn how to help yourself to not only improve your upper back but your body as a whole.
We will treat your upper back pain in several ways. That is only natural since a lot of different aspects of your health go into making you feel better. You first receive a physical exam, an interview, and possibly digital x-rays. These procedures help us choose which therapies will work best for you.
When there is back pain, the spine and everything around it, like nerves and muscles, is often out of alignment. They are not all in the right place. Spinal adjustments seek to get your spine back in the proper position so it can function normally again.
You need to exercise your back to get better for two reasons. One reason is to take off excess weight, which can cause your back to work harder than it needs to. The second reason is to reduce the irritation in your back muscles caused by inactivity. It is tempting to completely rest when your back hurts. However, the muscles get out of shape and lose their ability to function as well as they did.
Dietary changes not only help you lose weight, but they also give your body the fuel needed to repair itself. Our chiropractor will make suggestions on how to change your diet and, if necessary, add a few nutritional supplements.
Contact Phillips Chiropractic for Back Pain Relief
You do not have to suffer from upper back pain. If you live in Woodland, Madison, Esparto, or Davis and are experiencing upper back pain, call our team today at (530) 666-2526 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.