Upper Back Pain

Although upper back pain is less common than lower back pain, it is still an ailment that affects many Americans each and every day. In fact, surveys have shown that as many as many men and many women might suffer from upper back pain throughout their daily lives.

Upper back pain can be difficult to deal with, severely lowering one’s quality of life and leading to other issues such as neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches.

If you’ve been suffering from upper back pain, don’t wait to get treatment. Instead, contact us at Molstad Chiropractic Clinic to get the help you need.

We’re here to help residents living in Sioux City, IA, get the care they need to improve their overall well-being, starting with treating their pain. For more information on how we can help your pain, read on below.

Causes of Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain has a variety of causes, which can be attributed to the muscles and the spinal column. Pulled muscles and muscle strains due to improper lifting, sports, or auto accident injuries can all lead to inflammation and damage to the upper back muscles.

In addition, stress and tension can lead to inflammation and sore upper back muscles. If you ever feel your back at the end of a long hard day at the office, then it can be because of how tense your upper back is due to this mounting stress.

Spinal issues such as herniated and bulging discs, as well as misalignment of the spine, can also lead to the compression of surrounding tissues and nerves as well as upper back pain.

Treatment Options from Our Chiropractor

Our chiropractor will determine the root cause of your pain by conduct a limited physical exam. He can determine the best treatment option by conducting imaging tests, as well as helping you understand the root cause of your pain.

Afterward, he can offer treatment plans such as:

  • Manual adjustments to help realign the spine, improve posture, and improve pain levels
  • Exercises and stretching to improve your flexibility and resistance to injury
  • Lifestyle advice to help improve fitness, overall health, and reduce stress that may be contributing to the pain

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