Upper Back Pain FAQs
Upper back pain is a common affliction that affects millions of Americans every year. Our chiropractor at Secrest Family Chiropractic helps patients that are suffering from back pain through chiropractic care. We provide effective pain relief without having to rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery. We have gathered some of the questions that we run into often regarding back pain.
What are the Common Causes of Upper Back Pain?
Usually, upper back pain is caused by a soft tissue injury such as a minor sprain or strain. Often, the muscle tension felt in the upper back region is caused by poor posture. Another cause of upper back pain is pressure on the spine caused by a herniated disc or fractured vertebrae.
What are the Symptoms of Upper Back Pain?
At first, you may experience tightness or stiffness in your upper back. These are the most common symptoms of the pain as they are related to possible injuries in the musculoskeletal system, which connects your spine to the bones and nerves in your back. The pain experienced in your upper back could head down towards your legs. Over time, numbness or weakness could develop in both legs.
How Do We Diagnose Upper Back Pain?
It is best to see a chiropractor if you are experiencing upper back pain for an extended period. At first, we will ask you to recall any recent actions such as falls or other accidents that may have contributed to your current condition. We will also take a brief medical history from you to see if there could be any additional factors that may contribute to your pain. Finally, our chiropractor will administer a full physical examination to determine if your body movement is being affected by your upper back pain.
Upper Back Pain Relief in Scottsdale, AZ
Chiropractic care is an excellent alternative to pain medication and surgery for natural pain relief. If you live in the Scottsdale area and are tired of living with upper back pain, contact our team at Secrest Family Chiropractic today at (480) 994-4411 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Secrest DC.