What is Upper Back Pain?
The upper and mid-back are also known as the thoracic spine. The top of the thoracic spine or the upper back is the transition point from the curve in the neck to the curve in the mid-back. This transitional point carries a significant amount of stress due primarily to another condition called Forward Head Posture or Tech Neck. When the head shifts forward on the shoulder, the upper back has too much stress and can become extremely painful. In fact, it is not uncommon for a burning sensation to occur in this region as well. The advent of desktop computers, laptops, and smartphones all have contributed to a significant rise in this issue.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Upper Back Pain?
Chiropractic care is designed to locate and correct spinal misalignments that are interfering with the proper function of the nervous system, commonly known as Vertebral Subluxation. Routine chiropractic care provides upper back pain patients with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their pain.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive procedure, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine to reduce inflammation and improve the function of both the affected spinal joints and nervous system. By increasing spinal joint mobility and improving your nervous system function, your body can better manage itself, which can help reduce the pain caused by excessive stress on the upper back. Even better, chiropractic gets to the cause of the issue and doesn’t just patch up the symptoms.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care can provide to upper back pain patients:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased activity and lifestyle
To see if chiropractic care is right for you, Dr. Auger will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, take x-rays on site. Based on the findings of your chiropractic examination, Dr. Auger will be able to determine if Vertebral Subluxations exist in your spine. If you have this condition, then we can help improve the quality of your life!
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