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Why You Should Seek Chiropractic Treatment For Upper Back Pain

Statistics show that every year about 7.7 million Americans consult chiropractors for back pain relief. Upper back pain is a type of discomfort or pain occurring throughout the backside of the chest and upper abdominal area. This pain ranges from mild, acute or may be chronic lasting for more than three months. The upper back pain sometimes may be continuous or is aggravated when undertaking a specific activity like lifting a heavy load repetitively.

Chiropractic care is an ultimate treatment for upper back pain relief where no surgery or drugs are used. Coping with upper back pain can be debilitating and can jeopardize your day to day activities. Upper back pain is one of the most causative ailments of disability requiring personalized professional care.

Common Symptoms of Upper Back Pain

  • Exhibited signs and symptoms of upper back pain differs from one individual to the other.
  • Sharp pain: Excruciating and acute pain emanating from one spot.
  • General discomfort.
  • Radiating pain ranging from the chest to the stomach and further down the body.
  • Stiffness: Leading to reduced mobility in the upper back ligament, muscles, and joints.
  • Tingling weakness or numbness.

Causes of Upper Back Pain

  • Poor posture: Undertaking a given task for long hours like sitting on a desk can position your spine in poor posture, and this results in damage to the structure of the neck and back. The muscles begin to weaken and get deconditioned. This malignment results in the spine not being in its usual position. Head and shoulders should always not get hunched forward as this will put more pressure on spinal discs, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues.
  • Accidents: Accidents such as falling from a height, sports injury, slip and car accidents(whiplash) can result in trauma causing an upper back injury.
  • Muscle overuse: Repetitive motions for an extended period can lead to upper back pain. This exercise overstretches the muscles culminating in upper back pain.
  • Herniated discs: Discs are soft rubbery cushions between each vertebra. Raptured discs occur when this piece of cushion thrusts through and puts pressure on the spine resulting to back pain.

How Chiropractic Care Helps With Upper Back Pain

Therapy in a chiropractic care center involves adjusting your vertebrae. This adjustment mitigates misalignment in the spine and joint restrictions hence reducing pain and swelling. This therapy treatment reduces inflammation and improving the functioning of the affected joints and nervous system. Apart from alleviating pain and discomfort, the services of a chiropractor also enhance flexibility, reduces numbness and tingling, and building muscle.

Call Us Today!

When you are experiencing chronic upper back pain, a chiropractor visit will help you relieve your pain. Do not allow upper back pain to become part and puzzle of your life. Visit us today in Boise, ID, and back pain will be a thing of the past. Book your appointment today!