Upper Back Pain Causes and Treatments

Your upper back is one of the most complex areas of your body. Unfortunately, this complex system can cause you serious pain when something goes wrong. A visit to your Scottsdale chiropractor at Secrest Family Chiropractic can get you on your feet and pain-free.

Causes of Upper Back Pain

There are a few common causes of upper back pain. Essentially, pain can come from vertebrae, spinal discs, muscles, tendons, or nerves.

Common causes of upper back pain are:

  • Muscle strains, sprains, or tears
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Myofascial Pain

Treatments for Chronic Upper Back Pain

Each patient is different, and chiropractic treatment plans are highly individualized based on your problems, lifestyle, and goals.

However, some of the most popular and effective treatments include

  • Chiropractic care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Acupressure
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Massage therapy

A chiropractor focuses on gently aligning the joints of the body, including the spine and neck. This can relieve pain from a wide variety of causes, including osteoarthritis and herniated discs. Spinal decompression can also be used for herniated or degenerative discs. This helps bring the spine back into alignment and relieves the pressure that causes pain.

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture but without the needles. This makes it a perfect treatment for people of all ages. It stimulates pressure points and can be effective for relieving nerve and muscle pain.

Cold laser therapy is excellent for relieving many types of pain. It’s often used for muscle injuries and arthritis pain. It uses a low-intensity laser that promotes healing, cell regeneration, and reduces inflammation.

Massage therapy can also be effective for muscle pain and injury, including tension caused by chronic stress, repetitive motion, and acute injuries.

If you are experiencing upper back pain, your Scottsdale chiropractor can offer many different types of treatments to give you relief and healing. Contact Secrest Family Chiropractic today at 480-994-4411 and let us design a personalized treatment plan for your needs.

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