Upper Back

Chiropractic Care for Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from. It can be caused by a variety of factors, and ranges from mild to severe. Upper back pain can become debilitating and make it hard to complete everyday tasks. However, chiropractic care can help. At Martha Lake Chiropractic & Wellness in Bothell and Mill Creek, WA, our team of experts provides natural solutions for upper back pain. We offer personalized treatment to help you return to a pain-free life. 

Illustration showing upper back pain

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

The thoracic spine is the source of your upper back pain. Together with the rib cage, the thoracic spine is made up of various muscles and joints. When one of these joins or muscles gets injured or inflamed, it leads to back problems, such as upper back pain.

One of the reasons people suffer from upper back pain is having poor posture for years. The muscles next to the thoracic spine get weak every time the upper spine is pulled forward. You will start to experience pain in the back, shoulders, and neck.

An injury could also cause pain in the back. When one becomes injured during an activity, the upper back becomes weak and cannot support the ribs, vital organs, vertebrae, and sternum. 

Upper back pain can affect anyone, from children to the elderly. Even though it can cause mild to severe discomfort, it is important to get treatment either way so it does not cause other health complications. Chiropractic treatment provides a long-lasting, effective solution to upper back pain.

Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

There are several signs that indicate that you need to seek treatment from our chiropractor. These include:

  • Intense pain
  • Weakness or tingly prickles in your legs
  • Redness or swelling in the upper back
  • Have experienced a car injury
  • Neck pain
  • Trouble walking or sitting

How Our Chiropractor Can Help

When you visit our facility, our chiropractor will perform a physical exam to look for the root cause of your pain. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you and your condition. Our chiropractor may use one or a combination of methods for upper back pain.

One of the most common methods is spinal adjustments. By realigning the spine, we can alleviate tension, pressure, and pain. We also offer massage therapy, acupuncture, stretching and strengthening exercises, and more. These methods have many benefits, including:

  • Relieve pain and swelling
  • Eliminate misalignments and joint restrictions
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve joint and nervous system function

Visit Our Chiropractor for Upper Back Pain Treatment

If you are experiencing upper back pain, you don’t have to continue suffering. At Martha Lake Chiropractic & Wellness in Bothell and Mill Creek, WA, our chiropractor will alleviate your pain and help your body heal. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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