Chiropractic for Upper Back Pain
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Understanding upper back pain and how you could help relieve and manage it with routine chiropractic care.
What is Upper Back Pain?
Also known as the thoracic spine, the upper back is perfectly engineered to support the ribs, sternum, vital organs and the vertebrae below. Although fairly uncommon, upper back pain can cause serious discomfort and is typically caused by muscular and/or joint irritation or poor posture. In fact, one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms throughout the year, likely caused by sitting improperly while working at a desk.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Upper Back Pain?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and pain caused by upper back pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with upper back pain treatment that’s a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain and swelling.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by upper back pain.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with upper back pain:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your upper back pain with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.
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