Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain is a condition that can affect the upper and middle back and cause discomfort in other parts of the body. We've treated numerous Miramar, FL, patients who came to Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center seeking pain relief after sustaining a back injury. Our extensive chiropractic wellness program includes non-surgical chiropractic adjustments, massage therapies, Kinesio taping, and rehabilitative exercises. Together, they help to optimize pain relief and strengthen the back and spine.
What Causes Upper Back Pain?
The upper back (thoracic spine) consists of spinal joints, discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They work together to keep the spine in a stable position, balance the neck, and stabilize the lower body. As strong as the upper back is, back pain may still occur due to:
- Overuse injury
- Poor posture
- Muscle sprain or strain
- Auto accident injury
- Sports injury
- Dislocated spinal joints (misalignment)
- Thoracic herniated discs
- Degenerated thoracic discs
- Lifting heavy objects or reaching overhead
Symptoms of Pain in the Upper Back
The pain can be acute or chronic, mild or severe. It can be a dull aching pain that comes and goes, or a sharp stabbing, persistent, and debilitating pain. Some patients complain of pain radiating to the shoulder, arm, chest, abdomen, or lower back. Other possible symptoms are muscle stiffness, numbness, tingling, or pain when deep breathing.
Diagnosing Your Pain
Our chiropractor will examine you thoroughly and consider your symptoms to pinpoint the cause of your pain. Comprehensive diagnostics include testing muscle strength and reflexes. An X-ray, CT scan, or MRI can detect discs problems and spinal misalignments that are causing pain.
How Our Miramar, FL, Chiropractor Treats Upper Back Pain
Your back pain treatment plan may include one or a combination of these safe, non-invasive, and drug-free chiropractic methods:
Spinal Adjustment: Gently manipulating the vertebrae by hands is a safe and effective way to correct misalignment and restore bulging or herniated discs. Restoring the spinal joints also relieves pinched nerves causing pain and allows vital nutrients to flow to the spine to speed up healing.
Massage Therapy: Massaging the affected joints and tissues helps to relieve stiffness, relax muscles, and reduce inflammation. It also stimulates cell renewal to accelerate healing.
Rehabilitative Exercises: Therapeutic exercises are designed to rebuild and strengthen the muscles so they can withstand the pressure of your daily activities without getting reinjured.
Eliminate Back Pain with Treatment at Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Chiropractic care is a widely known alternative treatment that provides lasting pain relief and could be the most effective way of ending your back pain. Treatment is safely performed by our certified chiropractor at Walker Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Miramar, FL. All you need to do is call (954) 639-7257 to make an appointment today.