Upper Back Pain

About Upper Back Pain

Most neck and upper back pain is caused by a combination of factors, including injury, poor posture, chiropractic subluxations, stress, and disc problems.The upper back and neck are often associated together, because most of the muscles in the neck are either attached to, or located in the upper back.
Problems in the neck can also contribute to headaches (typically at the base of the skull), muscle spasms in the shoulders and upper back, ringing in the ears, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), restricted range of motion and chronic tightness in the neck and upper back.

Upper Back Pain Causes

Common Causes of Neck & Upper Back Pain

  • Poor Posture
  • Injury, such as Whiplash
  • Subluxation, or misalignment in the cervical spine
  • Stress
  • Bulging or Herniated Disc

Recovering From Upper Back Pain

Chiropractic care involves assessing the injury and adjusting the affected extremity. Afterward, we will advise you to rest for some time while the extremity is healing. If pain persists, a physical therapy session might be needed to properly bring your arm back into shape. We might suggest a brace or a forearm strap during recovery depending on how severe your condition is.